The title of the article is a summary of the topic expressed by the article. As earlier mentioned, youth is a critical and fundamental component of the world population. Youth and family is a concept that has been inadequately accounted for in sociological approaches. Youth policies have been formulated and implemented over years, but the same policies have continuously failed to challenge social meaning of age and the essentiality of relationships that are intergenerational in nature (Wyn, 2011). Sociology of youth is regarded by Wyn as the source of the much avoided challenge force. Variables that will encompass that pursuit are highlighted as age in a social context, social change, family relationships, generational and intergenerational aspects. All this combined constitute the topic emphasized by the article.
The specific problem being addressed is the lack of sociological approach in youth and family matters. Age and family matters have been ignored in the youthful context, thus the failure to account for the fundamentality of social definitions of age to the young generation. Moreover, family relationships remains unaccounted for in the lives of the young people. A whole new perspective lies with the youth in relation to providing new social meaning of age and emphasizing the significant role that families and family relationships play in lives and pursuits of the young people. The inadequacy of these accounts in sociological approaches is presented by Wyn as the underlying problem prior to sociology of youth.
The information outlined in Wyn’s article presents vast research into the lives of the youth and sociological approaches that adequately back up such studies. The data gathered to enhance this information is likely to have been collected from diverse and extensive sources. For this reason, it is obvious that the methods used took the same position. Data collection methods used tailored the collection of both primary and secondary data.