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This survey of literature focuses mainly on economic research done on Sub-Saharan Africa, although some references are reviewed for North Africa. It stresses that an assessment of youth employment problems in African countries requires a (still missing) clear diagnosis based on hard data and analytical research on determinants of labour market participation and unemployment. Research on the links between formal education and on-the-job training and their economic returns are especially crucial in understanding inadequacy between labour supply and demand.

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author(s) :
Jean-Pierre Cling
Flore Gubert
Christophe J. Nordman
Anne-Sophie Robilliard
issn :
1954-3131
pages :
71
number :
49
available also in : en
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