Youth Unemployment: Addressing Real Needs through Social Enterprise
The purpose of this paper is to present a discussion upon the value of youth employment. The focus is placed specifically upon the findings of a study investigating the effectiveness and impact of a social enterprise community cafe within the east of England. Social enterprise cafÃ©s are proving to be positive ways of engaging young people in employment opportunities, increasing wellbeing and community cohesion within the most deprived areas of the country. High levels of deprivation and unemployment across particular districts in Suffolk mean young people within these areas are not fulfilling their life potential. Thus exploring the impact of a newly formed self-sustaining community cafe invested in engaging young people within Suffolk is of particular interest. A mixed methods approach was implemented, adopting both qualitative and quantitative methods. Quantitative analysis of customer surveys in addition to one-to-one semi-structured interviews with stakeholders and young people were utilized. The qualitative data suggests that young people felt pride and gratitude when discussing their experience and the opportunities offered to them. Stakeholder interviews also reveal an enthusiasm regarding the unique support available for young people typically presenting with complex needs and tainted aspirations. Data from customer satisfaction surveys suggest that the majority of the public describe the cafÃ© environment, food and drink as excellent in quality. The results provide insight into the value and potential for self-sustaining social enterprises to improve youth employment, and subsequent quality of life, within areas of high deprivation.
Volume (Year): 4 (2017)
Issue (Month): 1 (November)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://icesba.eu|
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- David N.F. Bell & David G. Blanchflower, 2010. "Uk Unemployment In The Great Recession," National Institute Economic Review, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, vol. 214(1), pages 3-25, October.
- Gregg, Paul, 2001. "The Impact of Youth Unemployment on Adult Unemployment in the NCDS," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 111(475), pages 626-653, November.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:icb:wpaper:v:4:y:2017:i:1:347-354. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Rocsana Bucea-Manea-Tonis)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.