Why Can’t Young People Find Jobs?

Youth unemployment rates comprise the proportion of persons aged between 15 and 24 who are not working and who are actively seeking work. It is a specific indication of the inability of an economy to generate sufficient employment for its population.

The youth bulge broadly defined as a peak in young peoples share in a country’s population could be a blessing for many countries, provided governments and others do what is necessary to ensure young people become healthy, educated and productive citizens.

The index, which aggregates data on 18 indicators related to the health, education, employment and political participation levels of young people, provides a snapshot of the multi-dimensional nature of youth development in 183 countries.

For instance, the youth mortality rate is on average five times higher in the lowest-ranked countries of the index in comparison with countries where young people have the best shot at living a decent life.

Young females are on average twice as likely as young males to be out of education, employment or training.

Worldwide, HIV prevalence rates are also significantly higher among young females.

A critical factor in youth development is the extent to which young people are able to participate in the political and civic life of their countries.

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What is the Youth Development Index?

The YDI is a composite index of 18 indicators that collectively measure multi-dimensional progress on youth development in 183 countries, including 49 of the 53 Commonwealth countries. It has five domains measuring levels of education, health and well-being, employment and opportunity, political participation and civic participation for young people. The YDI is guided by the Commonwealth definition of youth as people between the ages of 15 and 29, while recognising that some countries and international institutions define youth differently.


source:https://data.oecd.org/unemp/youth-unemployment-rate.htm 2). http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/maps-and-charts/enhanced/WCMS_514559/lang--en/index.htm3).http://www.youthdevelopmentindex.org

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