Postindustrial societies have undergone deep transformations that have had a great impact on young people. There is increasing evidence that these changes are not only affecting youth as a period of life but that they affect the whole of the life cycle. Internal inequalities among young people happen at the same time that intergenerational inequalities may be strengthening. Precariousness, uncertainty and vulnerability are not only extending with the lengthening of youth transitions but becoming generational traits. In certain contexts, the economic crisis has reinforced and made these phenomena more visible. Austerity policies and imbalance on the public expenditure between generations could also be affecting this growing generational gap.
Generational change draws new scenarios and expectations for young people and for the future of society as a whole. From different perspectives social research has gathered some evidence on dimensions and expressions of this generational rupture: labor conditions, education and information resources, access to housing, welfare state and social protection, new family structures, social innovation, values change and citizenship, etc.
This Workshop has the aim to bring together sectorial contributions on generational rupture and to promote a global reflection about the future of society from a generational scope.