During the last decennium, widespread changes towards neo-liberal educational and social policies have taken place all over the post-industrial world. The old slogans of solidarity and equality are being replaced by the ideas of parental and personal choice, competition, efficiency and managerialism. What is happening with the young generations? To what extent have the youth adopted the new educational ideals? These questions are approached in this book within the framework of welfare state models, examining the opinions of youth from Finland, Sweden, Spain, Portugal and Australia.