Youth culture Of late youth in many societies have come to be treated as a special category. Young people between the age of 12 and 20 have acquired a distinctive social identity. Three features distinguished the culture of youth groups in industrial societies for the mainstream culture. These are -It is culture of leisure rather than work.
Social relations are organized around the peer group in families or individual friends. Youth groups are particularly interested in style. Some youth cultures are notable for their nonconformity.