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Young People and their Future: An Analysis of their Family Projects

Chantal Royer

This article deals with young people’s projects for their futures and more especially the way in which they envisage their own future families. The author presents the results of an analysis bases on interview data concerning the values important to young Quebecers of both sexes. The analysis shows that these young people have a step-by-step vision of their futures. They intend to complete their studies, find interesting employment that pays enough to satisfy their needs, and settle down and have children. They are optimistic and explain their projects clearly, while being aware of what it will require from them in terms of effort and investment.