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Working Paper
Improving young women’s working conditions in Tanzania’s urban food vending sector

In this paper, we investigate the working conditions of the young women working as assistants in the food vending sector in Tanzania using interviews and focus group discussions which are supplemented with quantitative survey...

Tanzania Working conditions Food retailing
Presentation
Eva-Maria Egger to present evidence on reducing employment gender gaps in low- and middle-income countries

Eva-Maria Egger will present evidence on reducing employment gender gaps in low- and middle-income countries at a virtual brown-bag seminar hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Malawi on Wednesday 19 May 2021. The...

19 May 2021
Online
Past event
Blog
Adding insult to injury – the impacts of COVID-19 on urban youth in Mozambique

The negative economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Mozambique range from reduced social interaction to business closures, job losses, and increased poverty...

Education Youth Employment
Blog
Unaccompanied asylum-seeking youth in the UK – an interview with an expert: Inequalities in access to education

I recently spoke to Catherine Gladwell, who is the Director and Founder of Refugee Education UK (formerly Refugee Support Network ) and one of the researchers who contributed to our special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on invo...

Inequalities Intersecting inequalities Refugees
Journal Article
Does connectivity reduce gender gaps in off-farm employment?: Evidence from 12 low- and middle income countries

THIS ARTICLE IS ON EARLY VIEW | Gender gaps in labor force participation in developing countries persist despite income growth or structural change...

Gender gap Youth Employment
Working Paper
Does connectivity reduce gender gaps in off-farm employment?: Evidence from 12 low- and middle-income countries

Gender gaps in labour force participation in developing countries persist despite income growth or structural change. We assess this persistence across economic geographies within countries, focusing on youth employment in off-farm wage jobs...

Gender gap Youth Employment
Blog
Young Afghan refugees and asylum seekers in the UK: Does more education mean better futures?

Education is my freedom ... if I have my education, everything is still possible for me in the future. Mohammed grinned, and looked down at his newly acquired university student card...

Migration Refugees Youth
Working Paper
The impact of educational achievement on the integration and wellbeing of Afghan refugee youth in the UK

Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK...

Migration Refugees Youth
Book Chapter
Kenya: Economic growth, labor market dynamics, and prospects for a demographic dividend

From the book: Africa's Lions

Economic growth Labour Labour productivity
Blog
African Lions - Tapping the potential of Kenya's economic growth

From 2000-2014, like many other sub-Saharan African countries, Kenya experienced high growth, at an average of 4.37 percent...

Economic growth Labour Labour productivity
Working Paper
The African Lions: Kenya country case study

This paper mainly analyses the drivers of economic growth in Kenya and the linkages to the labour market dynamics, with a focus on population growth, its structure, and the prospects of reaping a demographic dividend...

Economic growth Labour Labour productivity
Book Chapter
Conclusions :: Moving Beyond Conventional Wisdoms

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization...

Economic growth Population Youth
Book Chapter
Youth in Tanzania’s Urbanizing Mining Settlements: Prospecting a Mineralized Future

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Economic development Labour supply Natural resources
Book Chapter
Cities of Youth: Post-Millennial Cases of Mobility and Sociality

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Income distribution Urban economics Youth
Book Chapter
The Success of Learnerships :: Lessons from South Africa’s Training and Education Programme

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Education Human capital Unemployment
Book Chapter
Education Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Education Finance (Education) Population
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