© Federación Española de Sociología. The aim of this article is to analyze the extent to which the consequences of the occupational crisis are diminishing the role of employment in the life project of young people in transition to adult life. It is based on research carried out in three territories (the Basque Country, Catalonia and Castilla- La Mancha) using a qualitative method, developing focus groups with 18-24 year old people. The results highlight how gender plays a key role in decisions, patterns, expectations and practices in relation to the educational and occupational tracks of young people; as well as the importance of the traditions and productive structures in the different territories.
- Formative trajectory