Examining how youths in fourteen industrialized societies make the transition to adulthood in an era of globalization and rising uncertainty, this collection of essays investigates the impact that institutions working with social groups of youths have upon those youths' abilities to make adult decisions determining their life courses.
Covering both Europe and North America, the book includes case studies, and contains country-specific contributions on conservative, social-democratic, post-socialist, liberal and familistic welfare regimes, as well as data from the GLOBALIFE project.
Filling the gap in the market on the micro effects of globalization on individuals, and taking an empirical approach to the topic, this impressive volume brings the individual and nation-specific institutions back into the discussion on globalization.
About the Story'The Adventures of Barry and Carey Bear' is a story of 'Adoption.' Being adopted is the most precious gift of love and acceptance that anyone could give a child. In this story, fifty characters spring to life. The main characters are Mother, Barry and Carey Bear. Daring their dreams of grand adventure, Barry and Carey journey into the Great Unknown and meet new friends and scary foes.I invite you all to lend me your hearts and spirits and journey back with me in time, to a land of ice and snow where the spirit lites glow, the wild winds blow and the deer and polar bear go.