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  • All books and no play makes Jack an out-of-work boy

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    The author would LOVE to thank Ligia María Orellana for her awesome drawings and her awesome self. I have a friend who’s studying abroad, in Mexico. She’ll have a PhD in Demographic Studies before she turns 30. This is highly unlikely in Latin America and even less likely in Central […]

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    East Europe’s Lost Generation?

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    Being young often means being unemployed or working in the wrong job. More and more young people cannot find suitable work after leaving university. I’ve read a lot about youth unemployment in Western Europe and the States, but I haven’t heard much about young people out of work in Eastern Europe. When […]

  • Adult Life Put on Hold

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    I remember the day I passed my final exam at university. It was one of the happiest days of my life as it meant that I was no longer a student and had completed a significant phase of my life. Completing higher education signifies the entry into adult life. You […]

  • Setting the old against the young: the Uganda scenario

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    Competition for the few available jobs in Uganda is pushing the young and old to the wall. Pressure mounted by the young university graduates who seek jobs, recently made President Yoweri Museveni to call for reduction of the retirement age from 55 years to 50 in order to create job […]