Young people are balancing several responsibilities - they’re school-goers, job seekers or employees, caregivers, friends and community members.
Although cynical about today's political leaders, the views of young South Africans are surprisingly similar to those of the mid-1990s.
Quality higher education is more than just securing a job.
Higher education needs to do more than produce graduates who can get a job. It should also give students opportunities and a voice when it comes to participating in the economy and broader society.
There’s a perception among young South Africans that farm jobs are back-breaking and financially unappealing.
Agriculture appears to carry a stronger set of negative stigmas than other careers, but this is only half the story.
South Africa’s child support grant helps fight poverty among children up to the age of 18.
The child support grant, as a policy instrument, cannot work alone in ensuring that young people thrive and succeed.
Transport to and from where job opportunities are is a high barrier for young people from poor families.
A fast growing economy that creates jobs will not automatically reduce youth unemployment due to systemic barriers faced by young people, including skills shortages and malfunctioning labour markets.
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 right road.
If you thought this was about boring box-ticking chats before you leave school for the last time, think again.
Indian general elections begin April 11.
India election 2019: millions of Indian youth are underemployed and going to the polls.
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The world's largest democracy will see its biggest young voter turnout since gaining independence 72 years ago, with millions delivering their verdict on Narendra Modi's BJP government.
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?
India’s youths, an eighth of the world’s population, are facing a growing unemployment crisis. Australia must engage with this global demographic, for our own benefit and theirs.
Nigerians celebrate the announcement of Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. But can he deliver jobs this time round?
Nigeria's high unemployment rate has created a bloated and unproductive informal sector.
Soweto in South Africa. Apartheid’s spacial planning still affects people’s lives.
The high costs of finding work make it difficult for young South Africans to get jobs.
A hawker sells clocks on a roadside in Nigeria’s oil rich Bayelsa state.
Most of the things Nigerians complained about in 2015 are still unresolved -- unemployment, poverty and economic disempowerment.
The best way to help young people into work is to listen to their aspirations, and cater to their needs.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s “Share the Pie” campaign posters are appearing at Canberra bus stops.
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Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Conny Lenneberg on Newstart, poverty and inequality
Executive Director of Brotherhood of St Laurence Conny Lenneberg spoke to The Conversation about the inequality created by the low level of Newstart, which hasn't been boosted for many years.
African leaders meet in Kigali to sign the continent’s free trade agreement.
Continental free trade area's potential impact includes boosting intra-Africa trade, manufacturing exports, job creation and poverty alleviation.
If young people are equipped with the right skills in school, entrepreneurship becomes a viable career option.
The subject of Technology can be used to support and develop pupils' entrepreneurial skills.
For some, the mobile phone revolution has produced new work opportunities.
The extent to which mobile phones can support and sustain real improvement in young lives is depressingly finite unless significant interventions occur.
Young job seekers are more likely to be registered with Centrelink than older job seekers, while those aged 25 and over tended to rely more on social networks and employment agencies when looking for work.
Young and old job seekers use the same methods to look for work, but young people have the highest unemployment rates.
Lentil As Anything, a social enterprise in Melbourne.
Research shows social enterprises employ more people with disabilities, female managers and long-term unemployed than regular businesses. This will be key to a more inclusive economy.