Disentangling identity, work and economic value
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With COVID-19 restrictions forcing many in the hospitality industry out of work, Dr David Farrugia warns that now could be a time of crisis for young people whose identities are closely entangled with their work. A sociologist whose work examines how youth identities are created through the dynamics of work in contemporary societies, Dr Farrugia says that his research has revealed that work for young people has come to occupy centre stage.

In this episode we talk to David who is leading research which shows that youth identities are critical sources of value in the hopsitality industry and not necessarily because of their work skills, but more to their youthful attributes.

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