Shaped by place : young people's decisions about education, training and work
Green, Anne E. and White, Richard. (2008) Shaped by place : young people's decisions about education, training and work. Benefits, Vol.16 (No.3). pp. 213-224. ISSN 0962-7898Full text not available from this repository.
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This article explores the ways in which young people's decisions about post-compulsory education, training and employment are shaped by place, drawing on case study evidence from three deprived neighbourhoods in England. It discusses the way in which place-based social networks and attachment to place influence individuals' outlooks and how they interpret and act on the opportunities they see. While such networks and place attachment can be a source of strength in facilitating access to opportunities, they can also be a source of weakness in acting to constrain individuals to familiar choices and locations. In this way, 'subjective' geographies of opportunity may be much more limited than 'objective' geographies of opportunity. Hence it is important for policy to recognise the importance of 'bounded horizons'.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
L Education > L Education (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Decision making, Young adults -- England -- Social conditions, Student aspirations -- England -- Case studies, Young adults -- Employment -- England -- Case studies, Post-compulsory education -- England, Student mobility -- England -- Case studies, Place attachment|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Benefits|
|Official Date:||October 2008|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 213-224|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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