Department of Sociology

Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession

Professor, Ann Nilsen, has recently edited the book " Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession" in Cooperation with Sarah Irwin. The book is published on Routledge.

Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession

Main content

Long-running trends towards increasing inequality between the rich and poor across Europe have been exacerbated by the 2008 global financial crisis and its aftermath. As employment opportunities for young people diminish and as the welfare state is pulled back, pathways to adulthood change and become more difficult to navigate.

Transitions to Adulthood Through Recession consists of a collection of papers by researchers from Britain, Norway, Germany, Portugal, Italy and Greece, locating young people’s transitions to adulthood in their national social, economic and political contexts. It explores young adulthood with reference to generational continuity and change and intergenerational support. With a cross-national comparative framework, this volume highlights the importance of variations in structural contexts for young people’s transitions.