Global Strategy

Avasant Foundation - Youth Unemployment

Chitra Rajeshwari
Aravindan Ingersol

The nature and extent of Youth unemployment is not uniform across the world ─ it varies by region, gender, education and income level of countries. An employed young person in Sub-Saharan Africa is more likely to be worse off than even an unemployed person in a high-income country, who is willing to wait for the right work. The objective therefore should not be to reduce youth unemployment rate per se, but to create high-productive, good quality work with decent working conditions for youth across the world. That is a tall order, but nevertheless a noble goal worth pursuing.