The NEET concept in comparative youth research

the Nordic countries and South Africa

Bjorn Hallstein Holte, Ignatius Swart, Heikki Hiilamo

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The NEET concept has become widely used internationally since its emergence in the UK almost two decades ago. This article reviews the adoption of the concept in two extreme contexts in terms of NEET rates, youth opportunities and youth welfare: the Nordic countries and South Africa. The article discusses the situations of NEET young people in the two contexts, and how the concept is used in the wealthy and relatively homogenous Nordic welfare states and in relatively poorer and racially divided South Africa. While the concept has been problematised in different ways in Nordic youth research, it has been more readily accepted by South African researchers. We argue that, in both contexts, the NEET concept can be taken as an invitation to look beyond individual life situations and biographies, and to focus on how structural forces such as the political economy shape young people’s lives. The NEET concept provides a way of discussing changing opportunity structures and how global social forces such as globalisation and neoliberalisation shape young people’s lives in different contexts. The NEET concept is useful in comparative youth research.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiJournal of youth studies
Vuosikerta22
Numero2
Sivut256-272
Sivumäärä17
ISSN1367-6261
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TilaJulkaistu - 7 helmikuuta 2019
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

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  • 5142 Sosiaali- ja yhteiskuntapolitiikka

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Holte, Bjorn Hallstein ; Swart, Ignatius ; Hiilamo, Heikki. / The NEET concept in comparative youth research : the Nordic countries and South Africa. Julkaisussa: Journal of youth studies. 2019 ; Vuosikerta 22, Nro 2. Sivut 256-272.
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The NEET concept in comparative youth research : the Nordic countries and South Africa. / Holte, Bjorn Hallstein; Swart, Ignatius; Hiilamo, Heikki.

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