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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/26046

Title: Young Women's Provisioning: A Study of the Social Organization of Youth Employment
Authors: Tam, Sandra Ho See
Advisor: Neysmith, Sheila
Department: Social Work
Keywords: young women
employment
provisioning
social policy
Issue Date: 7-Feb-2011
Abstract: This study uses institutional ethnography (IE) to address the question of how young women, considered to be “at risk” youth, make decisions about their working lives. Based on interviews with young women and program workers in housing, employment, young mothers’ and girls’ programs, field observations, and document analysis at Gen-Y (pseudonym for a women’s community-based social services agency), young women’s provisioning experiences are used to critique current program and policy models that feature notions of choice and risk. Provisioning is a concept that captures a wide range of work and work-related activities that young women perform for themselves and people they feel responsible for. IE is applied to understand how institutional processes and practices give rise to the conditions under which young women participants at Gen-Y make career and life decisions.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/26046
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