Leaving School and Growing Up: Work Experience in the Juvenile Labour Market

  • Dan Finn
Part of the Youth Questions book series


In the interminable arguments about the forms of educational and training provision thought to be appropriate for the current generation of young workers, it seemed to me that not only had this debate served to obscure the material causes of youth unemployment — by focusing on the capacities and qualities of young workers, as against the ability of employers to provide any, let alone meaningful, work — but in so doing it also misrepresented and misrecognised the actual processes whereby school leavers make the transition to work or, increasingly, unemployment.


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© Inge Bates, John Clarke, Philip Cohen, Dan Finn, Robert Moore and Paul Willis 1984

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