The State of Urban Youth 2012/2013 , Youth in the Prosperity of Cities

Author(s): 
Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka
Organization/Affiliation(s): 
UN Habitat
Resource Type: 
Publication Date: 
2013

The increasing prominence of the youth bulge in most urban areas presents a unique opportunity, as they represent the most dynamic human resource available. Their numbers today are larger than at any point in human history. Yet this group suffers the most from urban unemployment and often feels that they lack equal access to opportunities. This is especially acute in developing countries, which have a relatively youthful population that must be mobilised to realise greater economic and social development goals.

Topic: 
Workforce Development
Regions: 
Global
Tags: 
Entrepreneurship
Livelihoods
Market Research & Assessments
Training & Capacity
Unemployment
Youth
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