Solomon Islands: young people flock to the city in search of jobs
In search of employment opportunities, young people from the outer provinces of Solomon Islands flock to Honiara – the country’s capital – in massive droves. There, they bunk with their extended relations who live in peri-urban settlements and in overcrowded housing. The only source of drinking water is from a […]
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Generation Screwed: Why There Are No Jobs for Young People
Young people in the “wealthy” countries of the world are increasingly coming of age only to find there is no decent work for them. The decline of the media industry and the business practices of innovative IT giants like Apple showcase how globalization and new technologies, while likely increasing overall […]
Good Jobs vs. Any Jobs: Do we have to choose?
In countries hardest hit by the global financial crisis, unemployment for young professionals can reach nearly 50%, far superior to unemployment rates among the active population over 25. For those lucky enough to find jobs, they are often precarious short-term contracts that offer little hope of future stability, even for […]
Addressing African Youths’ Periods of Inactivity Between Educational Attainment and Employment
Sixty-five percent of Africa’s population is under the age of 24, with over 40 percent of the total population below the age of 16, and about 25 percent between the ages 15 and 24. The issue of education is a recurring theme in conversations about Africa’s youth. World Bank data […]
Making a Comeback: The Bertelsmann Foundation’s 4th annual conference
Bertelsmann Foundation hosts its annual economic conference.