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SEPULVEDA V, Leandro. Youth as Transition: Conceptual Elements and Perspectives of Investigation in the Present Time. Ultima décad. [online]. 2013, vol.21, n.39, pp.11-39. ISSN 0718-2236.

This article has for aim discuss the principal analytical emphasizes of the perspective of analysis of «course of life» and the approach of transition, penetrating into the incident of this approach into the recent studies of sociology of the youth. In the text is revealed the importance of a movement of investigation that emphasizes the dynamic and relational character of the experience of being a young person in today's society, discussing some of the most relevant thematic fields that the current investigation demonstrates and approaching some of the critical knots that stand out in the recent debate. The consideration of this perspective is an important challenge for the discussion of public policies aimed at youth segment, many of these still strongly guided by a linear model of transition to adult life and, therefore, not pertinent to the life experience of young people today.

Palavras-chave : youth; life course; transition; structure/agency.

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