ERIC Number: ED096416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Training and Employment Schemes in Developing Countries: A Suggested Cost-Benefit Analysis.
A number of schemes have been devised in developing countries in recent years to provide both training and employment for out-of-school unemployed youth. There is a wide variety of views about the efficacy of such schemes, which are often regarded as being particularly costly. Although the real and opportunity costs of youth training and employment schemes are indeed rather high, their social benefits, mainly derived from the training provided, should not be underestimated. This study suggests a method of arriving at a sound assessment of the costs and benefits. Appended are two case studies--on the Kenya National Youth Service and the Ceylon Youth Settlement Schemes--in which it was found that the stream of future benefits would outweigh the costs. (Author)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cost Effectiveness, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Employment, Job Training, Unemployment, Youth
I.L.A. Branch Office, 1750 New York Avenue N.W., Washington, D. C. 20006 ($3.35)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Kenya