Generation Lost: young people's futures are suspended in limbo, 'dark optimism' prevails

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    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently suggested that economic recovery from events this year “is partial, uneven, and marked by significant uncertainty, with the pandemic continuing to spread in places.” It said this pandemic threatened to leave long-lasting scars on the global economy, such as weaker productivity growth, heavier debt burdens, heightened financial vulnerabilities, and higher poverty and inequality. Young people have inherited the mantle (and burden) of this crisis that is reshaping young lives throughout the world. To explore this notion, we spoke to students in France, Spain and the UK about their imagined biographical futures and how these related to wider forces and circumstances, such as collapsing labour markets.

    Period4 Nov 2020

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    • TitleGeneration Lost: young people's futures are suspended in limbo, 'dark optimism' prevails
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletEducationHQ
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryAustralia
      Date4/11/20
      DescriptionThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently suggested that economic recovery from events this year “is partial, uneven, and marked by significant uncertainty, with the pandemic continuing to spread in places.” It said this pandemic threatened to leave long-lasting scars on the global economy, such as weaker productivity growth, heavier debt burdens, heightened financial vulnerabilities, and higher poverty and inequality. Young people have inherited the mantle (and burden) of this crisis that is reshaping young lives throughout the world. To explore this notion, we spoke to students in France, Spain and the UK about their imagined biographical futures and how these related to wider forces and circumstances, such as collapsing labour markets.

      URLhttps://educationhq.com/news/generation-lost-young-peoples-futures-are-suspended-in-limbo-dark-optimism-prevails-85573/
      PersonsLucas Walsh, Rosalyn Black

    Keywords

    • Young people
    • COVID
    • Recession
    • Youth employment