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"My father found it for me”: changing experiences of entering the workforce in twentieth-century urban Britain

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>05/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Urban History
Issue number2
Volume42
Number of pages19
Pages (from-to)290-308
Publication statusPublished
Early online date12/11/14
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Leaving education and gaining employment is a significant life-course transition for most people. This paper explores the processes by which young people gained their first job in mid-twentieth century urban Britain, and examines the ways in which this changed in relation to major shifts in society, economy and culture. Key themes include the role of parents and other family members, changes in levels of autonomy and control and the impacts of societal change. Data are drawn from oral testimonies collected in three major urban areas: Glasgow, Manchester and London, and span a period from the 1920s to the 1980s.

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http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=UHY The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Urban History, 42 (2), pp 290-308 2015, © 2015 Cambridge University Press.