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Young Zambians ‘Waiting’ for Opportunities and ‘Working Towards’ Living Well: Lifecourse and Aspiration in Youth Transitions

Published on 17 July 2012

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.

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Dolf J.H. te Lintelo

Research Fellow and Cities Cluster Leader

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published by
Wiley-Blackwell
authors
te Lintelo, D. and Locke, C.
journal
Journal of International Development

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Zambia

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