Youth employment in a globalising world
journal contributionposted on 17.03.2016 by Katherine Gough, Thilde Langevang, George Owusu
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Young people in the global South are seeking employment opportunities in challenging economic and social environments. This paper provides an overview of current debates regarding youth employment, highlighting conceptualisations of youth and (un)employment, emerging youth employment trends and the nature of policies introduced to tackle youth (un)employment. It provides an overview of the six papers that make up this special issue and shows how highlighting the complexities and diversities of youth employment strategies in sub-Saharan Africa provides valuable lessons, both for enhancing current conceptualisations and theorisation of youth employment and in terms of related policy instruments.
All three authors are part of the Youth and Employment: The Role of Entrepreneurship in African Economies (YEMP) research project supported by the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (YEMP 09-059KU).
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