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.Youth studies encourages the understanding of experiences that are predominantly manifested among young people, generalized phenomenon and social change. The majority of 15- to 24-year-olds in 2008 lived in developing countries. The definition of youth varies across cultural contexts. The social experience and organization of time and space are important themes in youth studies. Scholars examine how neoliberalism and globalization affect how young people experience life, including in comparison to previous generations.
Topics in youth studies
- Youth voice
- Youth development
- History of youth (category)
- Youth culture
- Youth politics
- Children's geographies
- Youth empowerment
- Youth rights
- Civic engagement
- Youth participation
- Youth service
- Youth courts
- Youth work
Scholars in youth studies
- Andy Bennett
- Shane Blackman
- Fred Cartmel
- Alan France
- Andy Furlong
- Henry Giroux
- John Goodwin
- Anita Harris
- Robert MacDonald
- Mike A. Males
- Margaret Mead
- Henrietta O'Connor
- Ken Roberts
- Tracy Shildrick
- Kate Tilleczek
- Dan Woodman
- Johanna Wyn
Scholarly and academic journals
- International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies.
- Journal of Youth Studies
- Youth Studies Australia
- Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies
- Journal of Early Adolescence, ISSN 1552-5449 (electronic) ISSN 0272-4316 (paper) 
- August Aichhorn
- Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
- Child abuse
- Forum for Youth Investment
- List of youth topics
- Sociology of the family
- The Wave Trust
- Adolescent suicide
- Furlong, Andy (2013). Youth Studies: An Introduction. Routledge. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-415-56479-3.
- Furlong, Andy. Youth Studies: An Introduction. Routledge. p. 227. ISBN 978-0-415-56479-3.
- Vandegrift, Darcie (2015). "‘We don’t have any limits’: Russian young adult life narratives through a social generations lens". Journal of Youth Studies.
- Woodman, Dan; Wyn, Johanna (2015). Youth and Generation: Rethinking Change and Inequality in the Lives of Young People. SAGE publication. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-4462-5905-4.
- Journal of Youth Studies website Archived April 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 5/20/07.
- Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies Archived July 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.. Taylor and Francis website. Retrieved 5/20/07.
- SAGE Publications. "Journal of Early Adolescence". Retrieved 29 December 2008.
- 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.
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