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Youth on Croatian islands: Double institutional dependency and local reproduction of structural inequalities


Marcelić, Sven; Barada, Valerija; Zdravković, Željka
Youth on Croatian islands: Double institutional dependency and local reproduction of structural inequalities // 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015
Prag, Češka, 2015. (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, neobjavljeni rad, znanstveni)


Naslov
Youth on Croatian islands: Double institutional dependency and local reproduction of structural inequalities

Autori
Marcelić, Sven ; Barada, Valerija ; Zdravković, Željka

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, neobjavljeni rad, znanstveni

Skup
12th Conference of the European Sociological Association 2015

Mjesto i datum
Prag, Češka, 25-28.08.2015

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Youth; labour; quality of life; institutional dependancy; structural; inequality; traditional; biography; personal choice

Sažetak
Due to many societal risks in general and extremely high unemployment rate in particular, Croatian youth are faced with many biographical restraints or, in Beck’s terms (1986/1992), with many institutionally dependent individual solutions. In this paper we discuss Croatian youth living on the islands, empirically relying on 2014 research designed for surveying geographically scattered and scarce populations. The results are triangulated from 8 focus groups conducted on islands, 3 expert interviews and on-line survey (N=293). Research topics encompassed Croatian island youth’s social and living conditions considering employment, quality of life and perception of their and island’s future. Although island youth is economically provided for rather well by their parents who provide a safe climate in the time of economic recession, youth is not entering adulthood since other institutional mechanisms are not present. Without parents’ participation they would be completely socially excluded, living in poverty. This means that island youth is faced with double institutional dependency. On the one hand their life is framed by traditional family relations and geographically isolated island community way of living. On the other hand, local island institutions (local government, education, labor market, transport) are barely functioning, even in non-crisis periods, permanently failing to provide societal framework for individual solutions. Double institutional dependency forces youth to live within the boundaries of traditional societal solutions and not to make their own individual biographies. It can be concluded that, due to local reproduction of social inequalities, the youth on Croatian islands is lost between these two institutional frames.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Sociologija



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