In recent decades, a number of EU member states have registered a large rise in the use of temporary employment. Young people are far more likely than other groups to be employed in precarious and insecure jobs independently of their education and skills. This phenomenon will be explored through a transversal analysis of qualitative data collected in two different research projects, conducted in Italy, and focused on the biographical and professional trajectories of young people with a master or doctorate degree. In order to gain a deeper understanding of the precarious working conditions and of the misalignment between educational levels and the lack of high-skilled occupations, the article discusses the multiple sides of precariousness experienced by young high-qualified workers, involved in so-called knowledge-based activities, and employed in jobs either consistent with their education or markedly distant from it.
|Titolo:||Obverse and reverse sides of precariousness: Young highly educated workers between passions and skill mismatch|
|Parole Chiave:||Precariousness; Youth, Tertiary Education; Passions; Skill mismatch|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|