Education and youth unemployment in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Lam, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Leibbrandt, Murray en_US
dc.contributor.author Mlatsheni, Cecil en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-03T12:05:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-03T12:05:27Z
dc.date.issued 2008-09 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11090/33
dc.description.abstract The problem of high youth unemployment is a global phenomenon. According to an International Labour Office study in 2004, youth (15-24) make up nearly half (47%) of the world"s unemployed, 88 million out of 186 million, even though youth are only 25% of the world"s working age population. Of the world"s 550 million working poor who cannot lift themselves above US $1 per day poverty measure, 150 million are youth. The ILO estimated in 2004 that halving global youth unemployment would increase global GDP by US $2.2 trillion, 4% of global GDP. These statistics lend weight to the notion that youth unemployment is a problem worthy of attention. In addition, one may argue that addressing unemployment in general would also lower poverty levels and add to GDP (World Bank 2006). en_US
dc.publisher Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit en_US
dc.subject Education
dc.subject Youth unemployment
dc.subject Unemployment
dc.subject Poverty
dc.title Education and youth unemployment in South Africa en_US


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