Young lives: is now a good time to be young?
Young lives: is now a good time to be young?

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Glossary

Affects
The term affects refers to the way social and political processes are physically experienced.
Human geography
A branch of geography that focuses on the interrelationships between people, places and environments.
NEET
A young person who is Not in Education, Employment or Training.
Psychosocial approach
A psychosocial approach combines the methods and insights of psychology, psycho-analysis and sociology.
Queer
Queer theory and queer perspectives are derived from questioning the critical role of gender, sexuality and desire in society.
Russell Group
The Russell Group is a collection of 24 universities in the UK that pride themselves on the quality of their research and training.
Social mobility
A sociological term describing the movement of individuals and groups between social classes or other types of social stratification. Upward social mobility or the opportunity to move from a lower to a higher class is a common policy goal for governments in Western democracies.
Sub-cultural studies
An academic discipline that studies particular groups of people in modern societies. The groups are often composed of young people.
Teenager
Someone between the ages of 13 and 19.

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