This Editorial serves as the introduction to a special journal issue on Young Lives in Transition. On the basis of studies in specific locations in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the papers in the issue tackle key questions within international development policy and practice, such as (i) the relative value of schooling, especially post-primary; (ii) the inevitable trade-offs between access to schooling and quality of schooling; (iii) the potential role of ‘education’ in its broadest sense in slowing the intergenerational transfer of poverty; and (iv) the effects of schooling and lack of expected employment opportunities on individual subjectivities and social cohesion.
Camfield, L. Editorial. Young lives in transition: From school to adulthood? European Journal of Development Research (2011) 23 (5) 669-678. [DOI: 10.1057/ejdr.2011.45]