A comparison of subjective experiences and responses to austerity of UK and Greek youth

Athanasia Chalari, Clive Sealey, Mike Webb

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticlepeer-review


Following previous research carried out by Chalari (2014; 2015), this qualitative study explores the ways in which the younger generation in Greece and UK has been affected by austerity policy measures. These two countries have been at the forefront of intense social, political and economic transformations that have impacted particularly on young people’s current and future lives. This study aims to explore similarities and differences in young people’s subjective experiences and responses, as from this it may be possible to discern whether there is a general, long-term negative effect of austerity across Europe. The data shows that there are some similarities in the two cohorts’ subjective experiences and responses, but perhaps more interestingly some significant differences. The study discusses what the implications of these differences might be for young people and society in these countries, in terms of their impact on the abilities of the younger generation, in a way that has the potential to destabilize their personal and professional lives now and in the future.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGreeSE: Hellenic Observatory Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2016


Dive into the research topics of 'A comparison of subjective experiences and responses to austerity of UK and Greek youth'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this