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

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

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

Introduction

Young lives – diverse, complicated, unique and significant – are a fascinating subject to study. The lives of children, young people and young adults are important to every society and their welfare, safety, health and happiness – their quality of life – are at the heart of every society and its hopes for a better, fairer future. As societies change, they need to consider what to do in response to the interests, priorities, rights and aspirations of children and young people and this gives rise to some vitally important questions. In this course, Young lives: is now a good time to be young?, you will be able to take a closer look at some of the recent and emerging reports and academic studies which are focused on young lives in the UK today and thereby to consider some of these important and often urgent questions.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course KE322 Young lives, parenting and families [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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