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Young people in rural areas of Europe /
edited by Birgit Jentsch and Mark Shucksmith.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
description
viii, 334 p.
ISBN
0754634787 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2004.
isbn
0754634787 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5101969
 
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Summaries
Main Description
Based on a two-year European research project on policies and young people in rural development, this edited volume examines these issues and compares young people's experiences of rural life in the UK, Ireland, Finland, France, Germany, Austria and Portugal. It reviews relevant policies and highlights not only the pressures on young people in rural areas but also what might be done to address these issues.
Short Annotation
Unemployment amongst the young in the rural areas of the EU is not evenly distributed.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Unemployment amongst the young in the rural areas of the EU is not evenly distributed. Despite much research we are poorly informed about rural societies across Europe. These papers are written to encourage research into how rural youth views the EU's policies on social inclusion, employment and rural life.
Long Description
Despite an EU-wide commitment to rural development, research has rarely focused on the lives of young people in rural areas, their experiences in education and employment, their perceptions of policies relevant to them, and their possibilities of participation. Based on a two-year European research project on policies and young people in rural development, this edited volume examines these issues and considers young people's experiences of rural life in Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Portugal and Scotland.The volume is organized thematically with each chapter addressing a specific topic in one or more countries. These topics comprise: the attractiveness of rural areas to young people; the impact of programmes under the European Employment Guidelines; rural youth in local community development and partnerships; rural development programmes and their impact on youth integration; the role of social networks; and the transition from education to employment. A number of implications for policy and practice are drawn out in conclusion.This book will be of interest to anyone concerned with the future of rural areas and with those who live in the European countryside.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vii
List of Figuresp. ix
List of Contributorsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Conceptual Framework and Literature Reviewp. 8
The Changing Rural Contextp. 26
Methodologyp. 63
The Attractiveness of Rural Areas for Young Peoplep. 74
The Impact of Programmes under the European Employment Guidelines on Young People in Rural Areasp. 105
Rural Youth in Local Community Development: Lessons through Partnershipp. 127
Rural Development Programmes and their Impact on Youth Integrationp. 151
Social Networks, Labour Market and Policy Impact in Santa Marta de Penaguiaop. 186
Experience of Rural Youth in the 'Risk Society': Transitions from Education to the Labour Marketp. 236
Conclusionp. 268
Bibliographyp. 283
Appendicesp. 300
Indexp. 321
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