June 22, 2001

Changes in Social Capital and School-to-Work Transitions

June 22, 2001

An article by Rob Strathdee, Work, Employment and Society, 15(2) pp.311-326 In this article Strathdee focuses on the job seeking methods of a group of eleven poorly qualified male school leavers and their fathers, using semi-structured interviews to shed light on the value of social networks in school-to-work transitions in New Zealand. He takes as […]

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September 22, 2000

Disaffected Young People and the Work-Related Curriculum at KS4 – Issues of Social Capital Development and Learning as a Form Cultural Practice

September 22, 2000

A paper by Raffo, C. and Hall, D., University of Manchester (presented at the British Educational Research Association Conference, Cardiff University, 7-10 September 2000) This paper presents a sociological critique of the M-Power programme, part of the work-related curriculum aiming to re-engage ‘disaffected’ young people in education, and suggests that instead such programmes and their […]

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June 22, 2000

Youth Transitions and Social Exclusion: Developments in Social Capital Theory

June 22, 2000

An article by Carlo Raffo and Michelle Reeves, Journal of Youth Studies, 3(2), pp.147-166 This article matches the theoretical aspects of social capital with lived experiences of socially disadvantaged young people in Manchester. The authors conclude that young people who are able to develop strong, effective and fluid individualized systems of social capital stand the […]

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October 22, 1997

Is High School Employment Consumption or Investment?

October 22, 1997

An article by Ruhm, C., Journal of Labor Economics, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 735-776 The research presented here challenges the view that time spent in employment hinders the long-term development of high school students. Such a view is argued to be based on non-representative samples and exaggerated claims of rapidly increasing in-school work over past decades. […]

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