Youth and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

Youth and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

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It is widely acknowledged that youth unemployment is one of the most critical challenges facing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This volume brings together an eminent group of international scholars to analyse the extent and complex nature of this joblessness, and offer a set of evidence-based policy choices that could contribute to solving the problem in the short- and long-run. Part I reviews the existing literature on youth unemployment and underemployment in Sub-Saharan Africa from microeconomic and macroeconomic perspectives, while Part II goes on to present detailed country studies of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. These studies offer a deep understanding of the situation on the ground and consider country-specific solutions. Throughout the book it is argued that the standard ILO definition of unemployment is too narrow to correctly portray employment situations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Several alternative measures of unemployment are presented, which show that joblessness is far more pervasive than commonly assumed in the literature. This volume will be of interest to academics and policy makers involved in African development.In December 1999 it became the first African country where the number of mobile phone users surpassed those using fixed ... For example, pre-paid air time cards are sold in kiosks, some of which have expanded to provide phone repair andanbsp;...


Title:Youth and Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author: Hiroyuki Hino, Gustav Ranis
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-06-05
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