GenTIC researchers Alisa Petroff, Milagros Sáinz and Lídia Arroyo co-author a new paper that analyses the experiences of 26 emerging adults (11 males and 15 females) during their transition from college into the STEM labour force in Spain. The authors use a qualitative approach to examine the five principles of the life course perspective—life span development, time and place, agency, timing, and linked lives – applied to a group of young adults in STEM fields.

 

Findings focus on the multilevel challenges these young people face and the set of strategies they develop to overcome them. The research integrates a gender perspective and identifies how these women and men display agentic features and mobilize different types of networks to overcome structural inequalities in an adverse context, especially, during the economic post-crisis in Spain.

 

Access the article at the Emerging Adults journal website.

 

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