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Table of contents:


Editorial: Creating Capabilities for Socially Vulnerable Youth in Europe (Susanne Gottuck, Hans-Uwe Otto)

Chapter 1: A capability response to educational reforms in times of economic dominance

The Shades of Employability: A Capability Study of VET Students' Freedoms and Oppressions in Spain (Aurora López Fogués)

Why Am I Less Than the Others? A Biographical Study of First Generation Students’ Vulnerability in Portuguese Higher Education (Ana Sofia Ribeiro)

The Long Shadow of Doctoral Candidate Status. Case Study – Poland (Krystian Szadkowski)

Chapter 2: A capability perspective on Active Labour Market Policy measures and young people in transition

Going beyond Work-First and Human Capital approaches to employability: the added-value of the Capability Approach (Margherita Bussi)

The Activating Role of Welfare Institutions and the Voices of the Youth in Transition from School to Work (Virva Leppänen)

The Capability Approach and Sociological Conceptions of Human Agency: An Empirical Assessment on the Basis of an Analysis of Activation Policies (Stephan Dahmen)

Chapter 3: Migration, aspirations and autonomy: Young migrant people in different educational settings in Europe

Towards a Migrant-Centred Perspective on International Migration: The Contribution of Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach (Sara Bonfanti)

Becoming Actors of their Lives: A Relational Autonomy Approach to Employment and Education Choices of Refugee Young People in London, UK (D.E. Gateley)

What is the Relation between School Failure, Youth Gangs and Capability Deprivation for Children of Migrants? The Case of Young People of Ecuadorian Origin in Spain (Maria Ron Balsera)

Chapter 4: The Capability Approach and quantitative perspectives on young people in transition

Does Education Matter? The Value of Higher Education for Voice and Agency in Sweden (Annica Brännlund)

A Capability Perspective on Employability of Higher Education Graduates in Bulgaria (Petya Ilieva-Trichkova)

Developing and Testing Tools to Measure Youth Capabilities: Theoretical Rationales and Empirical Procedures within a Cross-National Pilot Survey Project (Vincenzo Mauro)

Doctoral Thesis

  • Brännlund, Annica (2014): Non-Market Outcomes of Education. The long-term impact of education on individuals’ social participation and health in Sweden.
    Submitted and defended at Umeå University
    Publisher: Umeå University
    Accessible via: http://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2:715410
  • López Fogués, Aurora (2014): Freedoms and Oppressions in Vocational Education and Training. A human development analysis of experiences and life-plans of young people in Spain in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.
    Submitted and defended at University of Nottingham, School of Education, UNESCO Centre for Comparative Education Research, 2014.
  • Peruzzi, Agnese (2013): Latent variable approaches to the study of the ‘long arm’ of childhood disadvantages. Evidence from a British cohort survey.
    Submitted and defended at Institute of Advanced Studies (IUSS) Pavia
  • Ron Balsera, Maria (2014): Young migrants' aspirations, expectations and perspectives of well-being investigated using biographical narratives, the capability approach and intersectionality: young people of Ecuadorian background's narratives of educational journeys and career aspirations.
    Submitted and defended at the Bielefeld University, Bielefeld Center for Education and Capability Research July 2014
    Publisher: Bielefeld University
    Accessible via: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:361-26859568
  • Szadowski, Krystian (2014): W stronę uniwersytetu jako instytucji dobra wspólnego. Filozoficzne podstawy krytycznych badań nad szkolnictwem wyższym.
    Submitted and defended at Adam Mickiewicz University, Center for Public Policy, Faculty of Social Science, 2014.

Awards and prices

  • September 2012
    Agnese Peruzzi won Kukly's Prize 2012 Annually awarded at the HDCA conference for the best conference paper from a graduate student >> click here
  • November 2011
    ESR Ana Sofia Ribeiro won the 1st prize at Equnet competition on Equity in Higher Education >> click here

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