Youth studies is an interdisciplinary academic field devoted to the study of the development, history, culture, psychology, and politics of youth. The field studies not only specific cultures of young people, but also their relationships, roles and responsibilities throughout the larger societies which they occupy. The field includes scholars of education, literature, history, politics, religion, sociology, and many other disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.
Topics in youth studies
- Youth voice
- Youth development
- History of youth (category)
- Youth culture
- Youth politics
- Youth empowerment
- Youth rights
- Civic engagement
- Youth participation
- Youth service
- Youth courts
- Youth work
Scholars in youth studies
Scholarly and academic journals
- List of youth topics
- Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
- Forum for Youth Investment
- Youth Studies Research Guide. RMIT (Australia).
- Center for Youth Studies - A religious organization (U.S.).
- Youth Studies at the School of Social Work, University of Minnesota (U.S.).
- Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies.
- Children and Youth Studies major. Open College (U.K.).
- Carnegie Young People Initiative. (U.K.)
- CYFERNet: Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network. (U.S.).
- Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University (Canada).
- Children and Youth Studies Caucus, American Studies Association, Georgetown University.
- Youth Studies Certification Program. CUNY. (U.S.)
- Youth Studies Net, City University of Hong Kong.
- Child and Youth Studies Institute Association of African Universities (Senegal).
- Bassani, C. (2007) "Five Dimensions of Social Capital Theory as they Pertain to Youth Studies." Journal of Youth Studies, 10(1) February 2007, pages 17 - 34.