Getting By: Young People’s Working Lives

“Young people are problem solvers, not problems to be solved. They need to be included in all aspects of development.”

Globally, about half of all young people are unemployed or underemployed and this situation is likely to get worse.

The quantity and quality of young people’s employment in lower income countries has, in recent years, become of pressing global concern. This report from the University of Cambridge explores why.

The report assesses the current research and policy landscape surrounding young people’s working lives in lower income countries. It also presents new findings from a joint research project and survey conducted by the University of Cambridge and Restless Development, which aims to provide
insight into youth experiences and opinions of work.

Read the report

Getting By: Young People’s Working Lives
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