Moving in transition: Northern Ireland youth and geographical mobility
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This article explores the geographical mobility of young people in Northern Ireland. Utilizing the results of recent empirical research conducted with a sample of university students drawn from four different academic disciplines, an overview is presented of mobility experiences in terms of where these young people are going, their main reasons for travel and the main characteristics of mobile youth. Indications of future mobility intentions are also explored, revealing that a majority of these young people (55 per cent) have intentions to live outside Northern Ireland at some stage in the future. The various forms of travel and the significance of these mobility experiences are subsequently discussed in more depth through the use of emblematic case studies, highlighting the importance of mobility in both the education-to-work transition and personal development.
Geographical mobility,Northern Ireland,Third level education,Transitions,Youth
Classificação Fields of Science and Technology
- Sociologia - Ciências Sociais
- Outras Ciências Sociais - Ciências Sociais