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08.01.19

Young people without opportunities are a risk for society

Klaus Hurrelmann says policymaking on education and careers must involve young people: dpa.

In an interview with the German news agency dpa, Professor of Public Health and Education Klaus Hurrelmann says that while most young people are resilient enough to withstand the allure of far-right politics, those who cannot gain a secure footing in society through work and education may turn to radicalism in their frustration. "Unfortunately, this part of the young generation is not in a position to articulate itself strongly politically. Young men in particular, who are especially affected, then resort to electing radical parties, including right-wing extremists," Hurrelmann says. He calls on policymakers to include young people in discussions about the future of education and careers.

Read the articles on Zeit OnlineSüddeutsche Zeitung and Welt (in German).

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