Authors: Prof. Nicola Yeates and Prof. Ross Fergusson
Chair: Dr Jane Pillinger
Discussants: Prof. Heidi Gottfried and Prof. Robin Simmons
Join us for this inaugural launch, where authors Prof. Nicola Yeates and Prof. Ross Fergusson from the Department of Social Policy and Criminology at the Open University will be joined by a distinguished panel of academics to discuss some of the key questions and issues the book tackles:
In the book, Yeates and Fergusson argue that only by incorporating analysis of the dynamics of the global economy and global governance can we make convincing, comprehensive sense of persistent and burgeoning and endemic youth unemployment. The authors present substantial new evidence spanning a century pointing to the strong relationships between youth unemployment, globalisation, economic crises and consequent harms to young people’s social and economic welfare worldwide. Global Youth Unemployment notably encompasses data and analysis spanning the Global South as well as the Global North. Fergusson and Yeates argue that only by incorporating analysis of the dynamics of the global economy and global governance can we make convincing, comprehensive sense of these developments. Seven subsequent substantive chapters span histories, territories, academic disciplines and policy contexts, providing original interpretations and new statistical and policy analyses. These examine the incidence, distribution, impacts and putative causes of persistent and increasing youth unemployment and its global governance.