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Education Inequalities and Political Behaviour of the Young in Greece in the 2010s

Thomas Maloutas, Maro Pantelidou Malouta


In this paper we briefly address two issues related to the living conditions of youth in Greece and the way these conditions have changed during the 2010s. The first is about the educational trajectories of young Greeks which are leading to less promising prospects in the labour market and become increasingly unequal and socially selective during the crisis. The second issue is the political response of young Greeks to the crisis. There is evidence that they have been actively mobilized against austerity measures and, at the same time, they have increased their participation in the political system, both in confrontational and institutional politics. Inequalities are increasing and social mobility prospects for the young people are deteriorating. Their political response, however, is an outcome depending on many other factors with the politics of parties attractive to youngsters’ aspirations during the crisis being among the most important.


economic crisis; education; inequalities; political behaviour; youth.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7358/lcm-2021-001-mapa

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