ERIC Number: ED201774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Two Studies on Unemployment Among Educated Young People.
Morio, Simone; Zoctizoum, Yarrise
These studies concentrate on unemployment among educated young people in Western Europe and Africa. The first study focuses on unemployment among educated young people in the developed market-economy countries. In seeking to outline problems relating to youth unemployment, the study first attempts to define unemployment. An analysis is then made of characteristic features of youth unemployment--some common to all young people, others unique to educated young people. These causes of unemployment among educated young people are then discussed: (1) shortcomings in the educational system, (2) changes in the labor market, and (3) national economic and social structure. Attempts by governments to solve the problem are outlined and chances of success are evaluated. The second study analyzes unemployment in French-speaking developing countries. It begins with general remarks on youth problems, characteristics of economies of developing countries, and the working population and unemployment in Africa. The second section addresses the concept and legal definition of unemployment and the development of education and employment in the French-speaking countries of Africa. In the third section unemployment among young people holding diplomas or certificates is assessed, and characteristics of unemployment are compared for educated and uneducated young people. A final section summarizes fundamental and immediate or secondary causes of unemployment. (YLB)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Change, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Graduates, Labor Market, Social Change, Unemployment, Young Adults, Youth Employment, Youth Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Africa; Europe (West); French Speaking