Giving young people financial skills can lead to much better education and job outcomes.
Arming young people with financial capabilities does improve their employment prospects, but how exactly is still not clear. One possibility is that financial literacy boosts their confidence
The average woman in Niger has over seven children – nearly triple the average across developing countries.
Research shows that unrest, even terrorism, can erupt in poor countries with a surplus of young people and not enough jobs. Can Niger, a once-peaceful sub-Saharan African nation, handle its baby boom?
An Amazon employee applies tape to a package before shipment.
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The rise of superstar companies that dominate their industries may be partly to blame for the lack of wage growth in the US in recent years. It could also suggest a solution.
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The unemployment rate is now at its lowest level in 17 years and is very close to a 50-year low. Does that mean we're at full employment?
Hockey player Mark Knowles will retire after the Commonwealth Games.
Many athletes struggle with joblessness, depression or a lack of purpose as they enter retirement.
Klaus Schwab, the World Economic Forum founder, holds his book about the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
There’s been a lot of research on whether being unemployed hurts your ability to get a new job. But what about if you’re working part-time or below your skill level?
It could happen to anyone.
Many couples ignore the warning signs that one of them might be about to lose their job.
Another job snatched by a robot?
Some suggest half of current jobs will be lost to automation over the next decade or two. But it's far too early to pit man versus machine.
Employment growth does not equal ‘jobs creation’.
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Politicians all too often use monthly jobs numbers to infer that the other mob is doing a bad job or that they are doing a great job at managing the economy. But that's a flawed use of the data.
Policing the jobless.
Labour's Jim Murphy and the Conservatives' Ruth Davidson clashed over targets for sanctioning people on benefits. Who was right?
Not a clear solution to young people’s problems.
Conservative and Labour proposals for young jobseekers have different rhetoric, but both miss the point.
The future for young workers is looking less secure, with casual work taking hold.
In recent years, job insecurity among young people has risen to unsettling proportions. Last year, The Economist reported that as many as 290 million 15-24 year olds were not participating in the labour…