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Dan Woodman & Johanna Wyn

In: The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice

Chapter 2: How to Support Young People in a Changing World: The Sociology of Generations and Youth Work

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How to Support Young People in a Changing World: The Sociology of Generations and Youth Work
How to Support Young People in a Changing World: The Sociology of Generations and Youth Work
Dan Woodman Johanna Wyn
Introduction

In this chapter we revisit the idea of generations as a tool for thinking about the unequal lives of young people in changing times and extend this to the question of how a generational awareness can be helpful in the context of youth work. Young people today are likely to be living very different lives to their parents at the same age. Many changes are positive but some are not. In general, young people are more educated, physically healthier and have greater mobility ...

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