Young people’s education biographies: family relationships, social capital and belonging

Butler, Rosemary and Muir, K 2017, Young people’s education biographies: family relationships, social capital and belonging, Journal of Youth Studies, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 316-331, doi: 10.1080/13676261.2016.1217318.

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Title Young people’s education biographies: family relationships, social capital and belonging
Author(s) Butler, Rosemary
Muir, K
Journal name Journal of Youth Studies
Volume number 20
Issue number 3
Start page 316
End page 331
Total pages 16
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2017-03-16
ISSN 1367-6261
Keyword(s) Youth
Family relationships
Social capital
Regional and rural Australia
Summary This paper examines complexities and interdependencies of key family relationships which anchor young people’s educational biographies. It is well recognised that young people’s education pathways in late modernity are strongly dependent on their ability to draw on the range of resources available, and that socio-economic status and family resources play a central role in this process. Less is known about how such relationships anchor young people’s education biographies. Drawing on theories of social capital and belonging in dialogue with qualitative interviews, and situated in studies of rural youth and education, this article considers how young people themselves talk and make decisions about their education in relation to complex family connections. These connections, contestations and negotiations between young people and central family members highlight how the late modern economy impacts on young people’s intimate relationships, and sheds light on the ongoing work of youth to resolve such tensions around their schooling in daily life.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13676261.2016.1217318
Field of Research 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
1608 Sociology
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
1701 Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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