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Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons$
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Hany Besada, Leah McMillan Polonenko, and Manmohan Agarwal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447335702

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.001.0001

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Facing the global challenge of youth employment

Facing the global challenge of youth employment

(p.151) Seven Facing the global challenge of youth employment
Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?

Ragui Assaad

Deborah Levison

Policy Press

This chapter considers the global challenge of youth employment, arguing that employment inadequacy among young people is a much broader phenomenon than youth unemployment as conventionally defined. It first provides an overview of the youth bulge phenomenon in developing countries before discussing current efforts to address it. In particular, it examines education and training programmes that prepare youth for the labour market as well as active labour market programmes (ALMPs) that help them make the transition into the world of work. It also looks at estimates and projections for youth unemployment and describes a measure called NEET (not in education, employment or training) used to study youth employment inadequacy. Finally, it evaluates potential solutions for addressing the youth employment challenge.

Keywords:   youth employment, employment inadequacy, young people, youth unemployment, youth bulge phenomenon, developing countries, active labour market programmes, NEET (not in education, training programmes, education programmes

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