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dc.contributor.authorNikunen, Minna
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-27T10:32:22Z
dc.date.available2021-07-27T10:32:22Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationNikunen, M. (2021). Labour Market Demands, Employability and Authenticity. <i>Journal of Applied Youth Studies</i>, <i>4</i>(3), 205-220. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1007/s43151-021-00049-1" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1007/s43151-021-00049-1</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_99082804
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77217
dc.description.abstractFinding employment has been a challenge for young adults in recent years. This is not only due to high unemployment rates, but also because entering working life is more complicated than before. It is no longer just a question of credentials and skills. ‘Employability’ depends on investments in personal capacities: labour market demands in recruitment exceed the capacity of employees’ bodies and minds. This article asks what demands for increasing one’s employability young adults (aged 18–30) experience in relation to their education and working life and how they respond to these ideas, especially to the idea of modifying their minds and bodies—habitus—in order to increase their employability. What demands are they complying with or resisting? How and why are they doing so? The article draws on interviews with 40 young Finnish women and men. The data analysis reveals that employability ideals emphasising affective and bodily capacities or dispositions are not shared by everyone. However, modifying one’s attitude or demeanour seems to be less threatening for young adults than does changing one’s appearance or body. Changes to one’s body are associated with rules and codes dictated from above, whereas changing one’s mindset is usually conceived of as self-development; thus, it is not seen as contrary to authenticity. Identification with a line of work is an important factor in accepting demands on one’s body or demeanour. It should be asked if the importance of authenticity for young adults entering working life should be taken into consideration in governmental youth and employment policies.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Applied Youth Studies
dc.rightsCC BY 4.0
dc.subject.otheremployability
dc.subject.otheryoung adults
dc.subject.otheraffective labour
dc.subject.otherauthenticity
dc.subject.otherhabitus
dc.titleLabour Market Demands, Employability and Authenticity
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202107274389
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineSukupuolentutkimusfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineGender Studiesen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange205-220
dc.relation.issn2204-9193
dc.relation.numberinseries3
dc.relation.volume4
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2021
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessfi
dc.subject.ysotyöelämä
dc.subject.ysoaitous
dc.subject.ysoasenteet
dc.subject.ysohaasteet (ongelmat)
dc.subject.ysonuoret aikuiset
dc.subject.ysonuoret
dc.subject.ysotyöllistyminen
dc.subject.ysotyömarkkinat
dc.subject.ysoitsekasvatus
dc.subject.ysohabitus
dc.subject.ysotyöelämävalmiudet
dc.subject.ysovaatimukset
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1007/s43151-021-00049-1
jyx.fundinginformationOpen access funding provided by University of Jyväskylä (JYU). This research was funded by the Kone Foundation.


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