Early Job Insecurity and Labour Market Exclusion: Structural Conditions, Institutions, Active Agency and Capability
We review and summarise relevant theoretical literature on key concepts and assess how they contribute to an understanding of the consequences of early job insecurity for young people. Of particular interest are factors that influence the extent to which young women and men are able to negotiate these conditions and avoid the most adverse consequences of such insecurity. Against this background, we are particularly attentive to mechanisms of gendered labour market outcomes and patterns of marginalisation of young people.
This work is developed as part of the Horizon 2020 funded collaborative European project NEGOTIATE, which seeks to examine how young people’s scope for agency interacts with different layers of structural conditions in a multi-level governance system.