Youth Livelihoods in the Cellphone Era: Perspectives from Urban Africa

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Show simple item record Porter, Gina Hampshire, Kate De Lannoy, Ariane Bango, Andisiwe Munthali, Alister Robson, Elsbeth Tanle, Augustine Abane, Albert Owusu, Samuel 2018-05-31T11:17:40Z 2018-05-31T11:17:40Z 2018-01
dc.identifier.citation Porter, G., Hampshire, K., de Lannoy, A., Bango, A., Munthali, A., Robson, E., Tanle, A., Abane, A., and Owusu, S. (2018) Youth Livelihoods in the Cellphone Era: Perspectives from Urban Africa. J. Int. Dev., 30: 539–558. doi: 10.1002/jid.3340. en_US
dc.description.abstract ssues surrounding youth employment and unemployment are central to the next development decade. Understanding how youth use mobile phones as a means of communicating and exchanging information about employment and livelihoods is particularly important given the prominence of mobile phone use in young lives. This paper explores and reflects on youth phone usage in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa, drawing on mixed‐methods research with young people aged approximately 9–25 years, in 12 (high density) urban and peri‐urban sites. Comparative work across these sites offers evidence of both positive and negative impacts. The final section of the paper considers policy implications. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Department for International Development. Grant Number: ES/J018082/1 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of International Development en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject urban en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Malawi en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.subject mobile phones en_US
dc.title Youth Livelihoods in the Cellphone Era: Perspectives from Urban Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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