Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/197472
Authors: 
Betcherman, Gordon
Khan, Themrise
Year of Publication: 
2018
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Development and Migration [ISSN:] 2520-1786 [Volume:] 8 [Year:] 2018 [Issue:] 13 [Pages:] 1-20
Abstract: 
Youth unemployment and underemployment are serious concerns in sub-Saharan Africa, especially given the region's young population. The barriers young people face stem both from skills deficiencies and from weak fundamentals that constrain job creation more generally in the region. Employment interventions can mitigate some of these barriers. However, our stocktaking of these interventions suggests that existing programs are disproportionately focused on the formal wage sector and do not adequately reflect the reality that most young people work in agriculture, household enterprises, and self-employment and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Finally, better data and evaluation are needed for more effective interventions.
Subjects: 
Youth employment
Sub-Saharan Africa
Skills
Employment policy
JEL: 
J08
J10
J21
J46
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Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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