The State of Youth in South Africa: Social Dynamics

Year Published 2009
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Research reports
Research report: HSRC
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Economic Development, Social Development, Youth

Description

The purpose of this paper is to explore the social dynamics confronting young people and social cohesion in the context of current youth population scenarios, focussing on a set of dimensions of social cohesion: (a) material conditions and inequality; (b) social order and safety; and; (c) political and civic participation, social capital and networks. It will look at those dimensions of social cohesion, which has the most significant impact on the social inclusion or exclusion of the post-apartheid generation of young people.

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