How Young People Experience Their Transitions in Different Social Settings?: A Comparative Study of Japan and UK

Saturday, 21 July 2018: 14:45
Oral Presentation
Akio INUI, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Masahiko SANO, Osaka Electro-Communication University, Japan
Maki HIRATSUKA, Hosei University, Japan
Takeshi HORI, Joetsu University of Education, Japan
Akihiko HIGUCHI, Hosei University, Japan
Yoshie MIURA, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Andy BIGGART, Queen's University, United Kingdom
Young people’s transition to adulthood, not only from school to work but leaving home or forming their own family, has become more prolonged and complicated over the last few decades. We have identified three main concerns. The first concern is how the transition from school to work affects other aspects of transition. The transition from school to work seriously impacts on young people’s resources for other transitions. A further concern is how welfare state settings affect the transition of leaving home or family formation. Welfare state settings can subsidize or hinder the transition of leaving home or forming a family. The third concern is how these factors are mediated by gender. For examining these concerns, we will compare Japan’s and UK’s longitudinal data of youth transition, the Youth Cohort Study of Japan, and Understanding Society in UK. We will focus on those young people who leave education at a relatively early stage.