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Author: Myriam Simard

overriding concern with finding a quality of life that meets their values, aspirations and desire for self-fulfilment, regardless of the work they perform. The comments made by the young people living in non-metro- politan regions are significant. They rarely criticize the fewer job opportunities, the

In: Youth and Work in the Post-Industrial City of North America and Europe

mechanisms and the degree to which young people are ready to become involved in social life. Desire to be a part of society is mainly maintained by opportunities open to everyone to get the social status of referent groups. Hence, integra- tion of young people is objective in nature, a continuous, non

In: Youth and Work in the Post-Industrial City of North America and Europe
Author: Jing Tiankui

organizations and individuals. For the unemployed, they would be able to maintain basic living standards with the assistance of the minimum living standard secu- rity plus healthcare and medical aid. If provided with employment training, service and mutual aid, they would not only be secured with a decent life

In: Social Change in the Age of Globalization

young people, would be directly responsible for their vulnerability and their insecurity regarding the different components of life. As a direct result of the budget cuts in the United States and Canada, the social policies adopted have either eliminated or decreased the allowances for people under 30

In: Youth and Work in the Post-Industrial City of North America and Europe

—and are generally willing and motivated—to acquire fluent German for daily life. But interestingly, in some Jewish communities they insist on speaking Russian, perhaps because they are the majority, for cultural reasons, or just for comfort. In a few communities, Russian Jews are even demanding a

In: Transnationalism

influence political support. Participation in elections is also seen as a short-term aspect of support. A small change in either or a change in the party or parties in Government should have an immediate effect on satisfaction with democracy. Satisfaction with life, trust in institutions and generalized

In: Mapping Value Orientations in Central and Eastern Europe
Author: François Dubet

this period in life functions on a trial and error basis. Young people are now living together as couples before forming a new family. Despite the rigidity of the French school system, school trajectories are becom- ing more and more composite. Leaving or coming back to the fam- ily household are

In: Youth and Work in the Post-Industrial City of North America and Europe
Author: Björn Wittrock

analysis in space, viz. by juxtaposing a European, or rather a Continental European, experience with an American, or rather North American, one. There have always been rules regulating the life of a community. Tacit social knowledge of such rules exists in any human community. In this sense social

In: Sociology and Ideology
Author: Erik Allardt

of social life. Eisenstadt, whose interest focuses on analyzing civilizations, is more compre- hensive in his descriptions. He points out that there are several cru- cial traits in European civilization. Of special importance are the following four: (1) a high degree of multiplicity in the attempts

In: Comparing Modernities

trajectories that are now replacing life histories built on continuity and stability. Young people living in precariousness find themselves forced to change jobs, to adapt to a diversity of new, constantly overlapping work situations youth, work and marginalization in france 339 that are difficult to

In: Youth and Work in the Post-Industrial City of North America and Europe