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|Title:||Another ‘Missing Middle’? The marginalised majority of tertiary-educated youth in Portugal during the economic crisis|
Alves, N. A.
|Publisher:||Routledge/Taylor & Francis Inc|
|Abstract:||This article explores the present and imagined future impact of the Portuguese economic crisis among tertiary-educated youth in Lisbon. The results of a quantitative survey and follow-up interviews illustrate that this impact is widespread and multifaceted, ranging from a perceived devaluation of educational credentials and a loss of faith in the local job market to feeling unable to contemplate having a family of one’s own. This evidence suggests that diminished future expectations are prevalent among tertiary-educated Portuguese youth, a situation that has to date attracted surprisingly little attention in terms of research or policy responses. This finding leads us to conclude that we may be witnessing a Portuguese ‘missing middle’ phenomenon, demonstrating a form of youth disadvantage different to that traditionally experienced in countries such as the UK.|
|Description:||WOS:000341336500005 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)|
|Publisher version:||The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2013.878789|
|Appears in Collections:||CIES-RI - Artigos em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica|
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