The virtual graduation ceremony of a Sam Ratulangi University student in Manado, North Sulawesi.
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COVID-19 will worsen the labour market for Indonesia's young graduates in three ways: higher barriers of entry into the job market, long lasting lower income levels, and worsening labour conditions.
European football leagues’ popularity and increased internet access make football betting attractive among young people in Nigeria.
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What needs attention is the lack of opportunity that drives sports betting.
Centrelink queues shocked Australians but long before COVID-19 Western Sydney had job-poor neighbourhoods with very high unemployment rates.
Western Sydney's growth-driven boom had ended before COVID-19 hit. Some neighbourhood unemployment rates were 2-3 times the metropolitan average, with female workforce participation as low as 43%.
South Africa has among the worst youth unemployment rates in the world.
Employment programmes cannot replace economic growth in improving youth employability, but they play a crucial role in helping them find work.
Four decades on, and commencing retirement, Australians who entered the labour market during the 1970s recession are less happy than those born earlier or later.
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Young Australians, particularly young unskilled Australians, will scared by what's about to happen for a decade or more.
Most of the community radio stations operate on a survivalist level, and should be seen as struggling small, medium and micro enterprises.
There are a few things South Africa needs to do to close the gap between what the education system produces and what the job market needs.
Migrants arriving on board the Aquarius ship of SOS Mediterranee, Palermo, Italy.
Harsh economic conditions at home and false picture of rosy life in Europe contribute greatly to illegal migration by Nigerian youths
The results of the Namibian election reflect growing discontent among voters with the way the country is being run.
For the first time since independence, Namibia's ruling party has suffered electoral setbacks in the midst of economic and political crisis.
Some critics argue that the new certificate may encourage more pupils to drop out of school. But we argue that it is a positive move.
Supporting and empowering jobseekers has better results than the current “economic” approaches used by jobcentres up and down the country.
Being out of work is hard: here's how psychology is helping to make the process of finding a job a little easier.
Little is known about what’s happening in Mozambique’s labour market, except that jobs are scarce for young people.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in economics recognises the contribution of practical experimental work to development, but the value of putting diagnosis before treatment shouldn't be lost.
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.