- Radio Times
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- Isobel Finbow
Whoever said that the youth of today have never had it so good has clearly not been on the job hunt recently. Fi Glover guides us through the bleak landscape of 21st-century employment prospects, starting with Adam, a 22-year-old who has not managed to find work since he left school six years ago.
It’s in stark contrast to baby-boomer Derek who by the same age had six years of work under his belt and a clear career path ahead of him. In a time when advances such as the pill should mean greater career scope for women, endless unpaid internships for over-qualified graduates are now the norm.
Glover is joined by sociologist Rachel Thomson to assess the impact of the economic crisis, the loss of grammar schools and an ageing workforce.
About this programme
Part one of two. Fi Glover tracks the lives of individuals from two very different generations to determine how people are shaped by the decade in which they were born. She is joined by Professor Rachel Thomson, a sociologist at Sussex University, to explore how job opportunities open to the younger generation have diminished since the 1960s, when the baby boomers of 1946 entered work.
Cast and crew
- Fi Glover
- Beth Eastwood
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