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Life and Career Design Interventions to Help People Direct Their Active Lives Toward Human-Sustainable Development. The Case of Young People Interested in the Social and Solidarity Economy

  • Valérie Cohen-ScaliEmail author
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Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 23)

Abstract

Decent work is defined by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as work that enables an individual to satisfy vital needs as well as needs for self-fulfillment and identity. This chapter emphasizes that for some young people, decent work corresponds to work whose main purpose is to contribute to the sustainability of society and the environment. A case of young graduates wishing to work in the “Social and Solidarity Economy” is presented with the results of a qualitative research study. These results reveal the importance of a set of prosocial attitudes among young people as being associated with the main purpose they wish to give to their work. On the basis of these observations, two sets of career counseling interventions are envisioned to help young people who seek a professional life that contributes to a human-sustainable society.

Keywords

Prosocial attitudes Social and solidarity economy Systemic career interventions Subjective identity forms 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Conservatoire National des Arts et MétiersHesam UniversitésParisFrance

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