'Imagined futures' in the navigation and management of uncertainty for young women in Aotearoa, New Zealand

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Uncertainty and insecurity in the labour market for young women have increased dramatically. Globally, notions of 'precariousness', 'flexibility' and 'gig working' have grown and the idea of secure permanent work and 'career building' is seen as a thing of the past. Simultaneously, and not unconnected, we have also seen the 'massification’ of higher education where more young women than ever are entering university aiming to improve their situation in the labour market. But how, in these uncertain times, are they imagining their futures? What is influencing their planning and what are...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Gender; Career development

Keywords: Gig economy; Aspirations; Transition from education and training to employment; Career choice; Socioeconomic background; Social capital; Decision making; Perception; Qualitative research

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: London, England: Sage Publications, 2019

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Journal title: Journal of sociology

Journal volume: 55

Journal number: 4

Journal date: 2019

Pages: pp. 654-669

ISSN: 1440-7833, 1741-2978 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Alan France, Tepora Pukepuke, Lucy Cowie, David Mayeda and Marilyn Chetty

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 139.206

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