Young people and active citizenship. What perception of labor unions in adolescents from Puglia? An empirical investigation

Alberto Fornasari


The issue of political participation of young people and active citizenship has been the subject of debates, research and studies in recent decades. The crisis of trust in politics in recent years had a significant impact even in those intermediate institutions, such as labor unions, once more attractive for all those young people passing from school to the world of the work. However, how much do young peo-ple know about the reality of labor unions? How do teenagers from Puglia per-ceive such unions today? How can we attract young people for active citizenship also through their involvement in labor unions? The empirical research carried out on a sample of one thousand students from Puglia of upper secondary school, tried to answer these questions.


Young people; Partecipation; Citizenship; Labor Unions; Empirical Research

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