More committment, less devianceby Roberta Lunghini - 2011.11.14
The antidote to juvenile delinquency and school dropout is associationism. In Italy, according to a recent study, in fact, the percentage of pupils who fail or leave the studies earlier than planned is lower among those who are engaged in recreational, cultural or voluntary activities. A real virtuous cycle that keep these young people away from the vices typical of the rest of their peers, who have never had experiences like those. And not only. They are also more politically active, more confident in the future and less likely to ask for recommendations. Preferring meritocracy to the so-called " string-pulling". Not to mention that adhering to any participatory reality reduces the possibility to develop xenophobic and populist attitudes. This was revealed by a recent report from Arciragazzi and the research center Cevas on a sample of over 1,410 respondents aged between 14 and 30 years throughout the country.
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