Australia's cash economy is hard to document, but can be followed through the fortunes of young workers.
Australian voters can choose between a youth unemployment policy from the Coalition, seen as a hand out, and the Labor policy which is a hand up.
The huge problem of youth unemployment in South Africa appears to be getting worse. New research will hopefully amplify their voices and inform more realistic interventions to combat the monster.
What are the issues facing rural and regional Australia? The challenges are many and varied – and only some have made the national political agenda – but these areas deserve better than neglect.
When villages across Spain, Portugal and Italy are abandoned, the regions' unique culture and heritage is lost, too.
The path to employment is not easy for a young person. Follow the lines in our flow chart to see the many different pathways young people might have to take to secure a job.
The government assumes that with the right education and training, a young person will be able to get work. But this is not the case, especially for young people who live in rural and regional areas.
Poor economic performance and high levels of skilled migration are standing in the way of young Australians entering the labour market for the first time.
Young people's transition to work is prolonged and highly precarious. An entry-level job becomes a career, savings become subsistence, weekend shifts become lifelines. It doesn't have to be this way.
Despite economic hardships, young people haven't been pushed into crime. But can we trust the data?
The current discussion about youth unemployment overlooks some nuances of the data that should be helping shape policy.
South Africa's unemployment figures have been stubbornly high over the past two decades. One policy measure that could help alleviate the pressure is a youth wage subsidy.
Many young people are part of the precariat – in low-paid insecure work.
A coalition of companies including Starbucks and Walmart plan to help 100,000 young people jumpstart their careers. It's a good start, but much more needs to be done.
Massive youth unemployment and a legal system left over from dictatorship days are still holding Tunisia back.
If you leaving school today to embark on a career, what should you study to protect your job from automation and outsourcing?
How realistic are expectations about Africa’s economic prospects? There are several reasons why we should be both optimistic and cautious about the continent's future economic performance.
The more we automate jobs, the more we need to find new jobs for people, especially if the government wants us to stay in the workforce longer. That's going to take some clever thinking.
School enrolment rates in sub-Saharan Africa have increased markedly in recent years, but it is failing its newly educated young by not creating jobs commensurate with their education.
New research shows there's no evidence to justify blaming high youth unemployment on high wages.