Vulnerable Youth in Argentina: Contributions to the Achievement of Sustainable Life Paths and Decent Social Insertions. Research and Practices

  • Gabriela Aisenson
  • Leandro Legaspi
  • Viviana Valenzuela
Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 23)


This article aims to propose some ideas that contribute to the reflection of one of the guideline questions: How can life design interventions contribute to the achievement of sustainable life paths and create decent work for everyone?

In a social context as complex as the current situation in Argentina, with high poverty indexes, increased school dropout levels and growing unemployment rates, we believe it is necessary to build theoretical models that will enable us to address the issues of transition by taking into account the complexity of the different kinds of insertions people make. From a constructivist and critical framework standpoint, we will link our research and intervention results to propose some guiding topics. We argue that we need extended approaches that require commitment from counselors in terms of systemic interventions that consider two main aspects: to accompany and guide the construction of subjectivity from perspectives that go beyond the hegemonic models, as well as involve institutions of society, functioning as mediators to those relations.


Vulnerable youth Decent social insertions Research Practise Argentina 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriela Aisenson
    • 1
  • Leandro Legaspi
    • 1
  • Viviana Valenzuela
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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