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YOUNG PEOPLE AND POLITICAL DISENGAGEMENT
OUTLINE The problem of youth electoral disengagement A wider context of political dissatisfaction and disengagement? Cynical not apathetic Changing citizenship norms Education & gender debate - https:// - on-girls-after-exams-overhaul?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Gmail
RECAP ON YOUNG PEOPLE Youth is socially constructed (e.g. historically variable) Not fixed or universal Immaturity of children obvious, but significance is how we interpret this Modern extended youth shaped by longer education (changes to schooling & work), living at home longer, extended period of dependence This social context of youth not created by young people, but they’re often blamed for it – or at best we’re ambivalent about extended youth. Source: . org.au/news/2018/05/04/ meet-the-young- australians-who-are- changing-the-world/ Video: https :// andstyle/video/2016/oct/19/how- smashed-avocado-divided-the- generations-video-explainer See also: https:// 8/are-millennials-actually-bad-at-saving-or-are-houses- just-unaffordable
Youth turnout ‘pathetic’: https :// thigh-high-politics-al-gore-lauren-duca-climate-change-young-voter-apathy Video - When Young People Don’t Believe in Democracy Reports: Civics and Electoral Education (2007) See also: #
Sources: Youth = Overall = Australian data
Mark-off attendance at polling place or receipt of declaration to vote (counts of people not ballot papers) VEP = voting eligible population (estimated)
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