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Youth in Africa: resistance and transformation

Mann, Laura (2017) Youth in Africa: resistance and transformation. Review of African Political Economy (07 Jun 2017). Website.

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On 15 May, Pritish Behuria and I hosted a workshop on one of the key developmental issues facing African countries: growing youth populations. Although some view this on-going growth as a boon for African business in a global context of shrinking labour forces and consumer markets, others have been more cautious, pointing out that many African countries do not have productive ‘youth bulges’ (in which the working age population is larger than dependents) but rather growing dependency ratios (in which children out-number working adults). These more cautious observers claim demographic transitions have stalled in many African countries and even in countries where the birth-rate has fallen and a youth bulge is emerging, there are simply not enough formal jobs for the youth.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 ROAPE Publications
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 14:27
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 23:24

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