The Social Construction Of Youth Essay
According to the dictionary adolescents is described as
“A period in life following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult” (dictionary, 2016). However, sociologist define adolescents as the biological, social, economic and psychological development transitions between childhood and adulthood (S Nicholls, 2009). The term adolescents vary dramatically across different countries, which can have a significant effect on how people define youth.
Wyn and White (1997) “The period of youth is significant because it is the threshold to adulthood, and it is problematic largely because adult status itself is problematic”
Children growing up in third world countries in comparison to children growing up in England will have different life experiences, social…