Youth Employment Problems

A Discussion of Policy Issues with Special Reference to the African Experience

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This paper reviews and assesses policy issues which may influence youth employment particularly in Africa.




Any discussion of youth unemployment in Africa must be based on a very clear understanding of the overall employment issue within any given African economy. For the purposes of this paper, productive employment is defined as any occupation or occupations by which an individual can secure a minimum and necessary level of living for himself and his dependents. This concept includes wage and salary employment, as well as self employment in agricultural, and other rural and urban sectors.


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