Youth studies

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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

Scholars in youth studies

Scholarly and academic journals

See also


  1. Journal of Youth Studies website. Retrieved 5/20/07.
  2. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. Taylor and Francis website. Retrieved 5/20/07.

External links


  • 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.