Youth and Development in Asia and the Pacific

Report of the Commonwealth AsiaPacific Regional Youth Seminar, Kuala Lumpur, July – August 1971

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Educational Planning and Unemployed Youth (A summary)

Within Commonwealth nations of Asia - as well as in other low-income countries - attention is being focused on widespread and growing unemployment among young people. Most of these job-seeking youth have attended schools for varying lengths of time (some, indeed, have university degrees), but they cannot find work which matches their aspirations or their potential abilities. Largely a phenomenon of the last decade, this type of open unemployment has tended to be cumulative : each year the numbers of uncommitted youth have grown.


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