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Youth: ages of life and generations

Gérard Mauger About the author

This article begins showing that the three distinct, albeit related notions of "ages of life", "family generations", and "social generations" are all integral to the concept of "mode of reproduction". Next, it shows that "youth", defined as a sequence within biographical trajectories characterized by the double-sided accession to a stable position in the labor market and matrimonial market, can be simultaneously described as a period of "primitive accumulation", "weightlessness" and "status inconsistencies", "social indetermination", "classification" and "the crystallization of habitus".

youth; mode of reproduction; generations

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