The precarity of young people’s housing and labour market experiences in a rural context
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Young people’s housing, economic and labour market circumstances have become increasingly insecure due to combined effects of the 2007/08 economic crisis, neoliberal welfare reforms and the shortage of affordable housing. Discussions of young peoples’ experiences in these domains have largely neglected their spatial variability but evidence suggests that young people living in rural parts of the UK have distinctive experiences of housing and labour markets, including considerations of both educational and employment opportunities. By drawing on qualitative data from young people and housing professionals, this paper explores some of these rural distinctions and frames them within the current socioeconomic environment. It argues for a more geographically-nuanced understanding of contemporary housing and labour market issues as rural youth potentially face greater precarity than their urban peers.
McKee , K , Hoolachan , J E & Moore , T 2017 , ' The precarity of young people’s housing and labour market experiences in a rural context ' , Scottish Geographical Journal , vol. 133 , no. 2 , pp. 115-129 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14702541.2017.1321136
Scottish Geographical Journal
© 2017 Royal Scottish Geographical Society. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/14702541.2017.1321136
DescriptionThis work was supported by the Leverhulme Trust under Programme Grant RP20 II-IJ-024 and the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland under Small Grant 31920.
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