The Young Unemployed

A Caribbean Development Problem

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This publication is a report of a Caribbean symposium on employment strategies and programmes, held in Barbados from 29 September to 10 October 1975. The symposium aimed to find solutions to the problem of unemployment, particularly amongst young people in the Caribbean.




The main purpose of the Commonwealth Youth Programme is to assist in harnessing the resources constituted by the youth in the several member states of the Commonwealth. In most cases the active participation of the youth is crucial to the kind and scope of development desired. However, throughout the developing countries of the Commonwealth there is a high incidence of unemployment and under-employment - especially among the youth, many of whom, already suffering the debilitating effects of genuine poverty, are further enervated by the hopelessness engendered by the unemployment situation around them.


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