Abstract

This research examines poverty among young people aged 16 to 29, across 13countries of the pre-enlargement European Union. Although young adulthood isknown to be a time of uncertainty and vulnerability, there has been little researchinto the incidence of poverty among young people. This report aims to fill thisknowledge gap.More life-changing transitions occur during the young adult years than at anyother time in people’s lives. This research looks at how these affect youngpeople’s risks of poverty, including events such as:- leaving the parental home- setting up home with a partner- finishing education- finding (or not finding) a job, and- starting a family.The research compares young people’s experiences of poverty in the UK withthose of peers in twelve other European countries. The authors identify thosepolicies which best protect young people against poverty, and make a set ofpolicy recommendations for the UK.
Lingua originaleEnglish
EditoreJoseph Rowntree Foundation
Numero di pagine81
ISBN (stampa)9781859356111
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2007

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