How to Stop a Demographic "Youth Bulge" From Causing Widespread Unemployment

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Apr 9, 2019


South Africa is experiencing what demographers call a "youth bulge." This occurs when young people make up a very large percentage of the entire population. There are youth bulges similar in many countries in the developing world, including in Africa and Asia. One key challenge facing societies experiencing a youth bulge large is what happens when these young people become of working age, and there are too few jobs.  In South Africa and in many countries with similar demographics, unemployment ...more

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