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How Children and Young People Win Friends and Influence People: Children and Young People’s Association, their opportunities, strategies and obstacles

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Frances Cleaver, T Cockburn

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCarnegie Trust UK
Commissioning bodyCarnegie Trust UK Democracy Programme
Number of pages42
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Abstract

This research was commissioned by the Carnegie UK Trust to inform the Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society in the UK and Ireland, which was established to strenghen civil society…This report connects with the work that the Inquiry has conducted to explore the relationships between children, young people and civil society. The report is based on extensive literature review and on primary research amongst three groups of young people in the UK. The report explores how young people associate, formally and informally, and what the effect of this association has on their well-being. The research finds that existing social inequalities shape both the processes of association and engagement and the outcomes. Even the most resourceful young people struggle to engage as a result of barriers and obstacles being too high.

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