Rural Youth and Quality of Work

Power, Nicole Gerarda and Canning, Andrew and Norman, Ted (2011) Rural Youth and Quality of Work. Project Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.

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The problem of youth outmigration has been identified as a central crisis impacting the health and vitality of coastal Newfoundland communities. Over the past three years, the Community-University Research for Recovery Alliance (CURRA) has been studying this problem by talking to young people (between the ages of 12-24) on the west coast of Newfoundland about their connection to their communities. We focused on the work and recreation experiences of these youth because quality of work and recreation have been identified as two of the most important factors that shape youth experiences in their home communities. Our ultimate objective is to aid in the production of evidence-based youth retention policies and strategies.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item ID: 8484
Additional Information: This report is adapted from the following presentations: T. Norman, N. Power, K. Dupré and A. Day. “Playing Where You Work: Rural Newfoundland Youth and Intersections of Work, Play and Health.” Presented at CARWH Conference, May 28-29, 2010, Toronto, Ontario. N. Power, T. Norman, K. Dupré and A. Day. “This Town is Really Old Fashioned: An Examination of the Connections Between Youth, Gender and Work in Rural Newfoundland. Presented at Gender, Rurality, Transformation: A conference on gender relations and the changing dynamics of Canadian rural life, May 13-14, 2010, University of Guelph, Ontario.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Sociology
Date: May 2011
Date Type: Publication
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