Young Zambian 'Waiting' for Opportunities and 'Working Towards' Living Well: Lifecourse and Aspiration in Youth Transitions

Locke, Catherine and Te Lintelo, Dolf (2012) Young Zambian 'Waiting' for Opportunities and 'Working Towards' Living Well: Lifecourse and Aspiration in Youth Transitions. Journal of International Development, 24 (6). pp. 774-794. ISSN 0954-1748

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Abstract

It has become increasingly difficult for young Zambians to construct youth-to-adult transitions that meet the normative expectations of coherent life trajectories towards being successful. We explore 60 young Zambians’ experiences through qualitative life history interviews focusing on processes of economic (dis)empowerment. We focus closely on what these Zambian youth aspire to, their ‘models’ for life course achievement and how they position their own progress towards and prospects for ‘success’ in relation to their peers. In doing so, we contribute to understanding the importance of youth wellbeing in times of increasing uncertainty.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: Catherine Locke
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2013 12:16
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 16:24
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/41545
DOI: 10.1002/jid.2867

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