Labour Trajectories of Young People: The Role of Social Networks
According with the research focus, labour trajectories are both conditioned by structural elements (such as the economy or institutions) and agency. One way to approach these limitations is by what we call 'accumulative advantatge or disadvantatge'. This approach argues that initial inequalities at the beginning of the trajectories tend to increase over time. The reason is the existence of a feedback process in which initial advantage’s situations generate exponentially greater resources which make greater the difference between those with worse starting points. Therefore, the paper maintains as hypothesis that we will also find differences in the use of social support as a mechanism to enter in the labour market according to the social background the youngster have. Consequently, we can set up a typological comparison: as better starting position, the greater possibility to take more advantage of social networks likewise extend and used them. In this sense, the network is deviced as a reflection of your own trajectory in which both dimensions keep an interdependence relationship.