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posted on 17.03.2016 by Katherine Gough, Thilde Langevang, George Owusu
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.

Funding

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).

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING REVIEW

Volume

35

Issue

2

Pages

91 - 102 (12)

Citation

GOUGH, K.V., LANGEVANG, T. and OWUSU, G., 2013. Youth employment in a globalising world. International Development Planning Review, 35 (2), pp. 91 - 102.

Publisher

© Liverpool University Press

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2013

Notes

This article was accepted for publication in the journal, International Development Planning Review [© Liverpool University Press] and the definitive version is available at: http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/abs/10.3828/idpr.2013.7

ISSN

1474-6743

Language

en

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