Educationalisation of youth unemployment through lifelong learning policies in Europe

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dc.contributor.authorValiente, Oscar
dc.contributor.authorCansada-Munsech, Queralt
dc.contributor.authorde Otero, Jan Peter G.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:07:14Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:07:14Z-
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn14749041
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/7775-
dc.description.abstractIn the aftermath of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, European authorities reinforced the economic objectives of European lifelong learning policy, promoting employability solutions to address youth unemployment, and increasing their political influence on the implementation of national lifelong learning reforms. This article investigates to what extent these supranational policy orientations have been translated into concrete national lifelong learning initiatives. Although European countries were not equally affected in terms of time and intensity by the rise in youth unemployment rates, the political responses from their governments shared a central focus on employability solutions to youth unemployment in lifelong learning policy reforms. Our comparative analysis shows how different lifelong learning policy initiatives managed to ceducationalise' a structural economic problem (i.e. youth unemployment) into an individual educational concern (i.e. lack of education and skills). We argue that the `educationalisation' of youth unemployment through lifelong learning policies is a crisis management strategy, which has allowed governments to focus on the individual symptoms of the problem while avoiding offering solutions to the underlying structural causes of young people's poor labour market prospects.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofEUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL
dc.subjectAGENCY
dc.subjectCRISIS
dc.subjectDEFICIT
dc.subjectDEFINITION
dc.subjecteconomic crisis
dc.subjectECONOMY
dc.subjectEducation & Educational Research
dc.subjectEducation policy
dc.subjecteducationalisation
dc.subjectemployability
dc.subjectlifelong learning
dc.subjectUK
dc.subjectyouth employment
dc.titleEducationalisation of youth unemployment through lifelong learning policies in Europe
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1474904120908751
dc.identifier.isiISI:000515470300001
dc.description.volume19
dc.description.issue6
dc.description.startpage525
dc.description.endpage543
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-0361-3772
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-6053-1108
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-9590-6822
dc.contributor.researcheridF-6098-2016
dc.publisher.place1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationEur. Educ. Res. J.
dcterms.oaStatushybrid, Green Accepted
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