Journal of Youth Studies Go back to the Journal overview

  • Country: International
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.
  • Frequency of Publication: 8 Issues per year
  • Published: From: 1998 To: Present
  • ISSN: 1367-6261 (Print) 1469-9680 (Electronic)
  • Language: English
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  • Education
  • Labour Market
  • Family
  • Construction of Identity
  • Leisure Time
  • Crime
  • Consumption
  • Political Behaviour
  • Social Work and Social Policy
  • Health and Social Care
  • Social Class
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Youth Culture
  • Youth Work

Journal of Youth Studies is an international scholarly journal devoted to a theoretical and empirical understanding of young people’s experiences and life contexts. Over the last decade, changing socio-economic circumstances have had important implications for young people: new opportunities have been created, but the risks of marginalisation and exclusion have also become significant. This is the background against which Journal of Youth Studies has been launched, with the aim of becoming the key multidisciplinary journal for academics with interests relating to youth and adolescence.

Journal of Youth Studies is focused upon young people within a range of contexts, such as education, the labour market and the family, and highlights key research themes such as the construction of identity, the use of leisure time, involvement in crime, consumption and political behaviour. The journal particularly encourages the submission of articles which highlight interconnections between the different spheres of young people’s lives (such the transition from school to work) and articles which offer a critical perspective on social policies which affect young people.

Journal of Youth Studies brings together social scientists working in a range of disciplines. These include sociology, psychology, education, social policy, political science, economics, anthropology and social geography.

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