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dc.contributor.editorMueller, Valerie
dc.contributor.editorThurlow, James
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-29T08:28:59Z
dc.date.available2020-04-29T08:28:59Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/37432
dc.description.abstractTheories underlying the relationship between urbanization and transformation are being challenged by trends in Sub-Saharan African countries, since many have yet to observe their own “green” or industrial revolutions, despite moderate urbanization. Africa’s trajectory is very different than those of other developing regions, a main reason for which is the region’s significant “youth bulge” and the lack of a labor market outlet for this growing subpopulation. In many countries, the youth are driving the (albeit slow) movement out of agriculture, yet rather than migrating to urban areas, many are finding (usually informal) work in secondary cities, their peri-urban spaces, and the rural nonfarm economy. This book examines the overall trends in youth migration, policies, and political activism, then looks specifically at five African case studies to identify key trends and provide recommendations on encouraging youth to spur structural change. Conclusions reached in this book include that the rate of structural transformation varies among countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, but in most cases, it is the youth who are driving these changes. Education, access to financial services, and agricultural productivity contribute to this structural transformation and can act as pushes or pulls out of agriculture for the youth. However, when structural transformation policies are not pro-poor or inclusive, it can result in higher levels of youth under- and unemployment. Thus, the conclusions point to recommendations focusing on agricultural productivity, the rural nonfarm economy and informal sectors especially along agriculture value chains, access to finance and savings, infrastructure, and education.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCM Development economics & emerging economiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCF Labour economicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KC Economics::KCT Agricultural economicsen_US
dc.subject.otheryouthen_US
dc.subject.otheremploymenten_US
dc.subject.othermigrationen_US
dc.subject.otherstructural transformationen_US
dc.subject.othernational policiesen_US
dc.subject.otherpolitical participationen_US
dc.subject.otherSub-Saharan Africaen_US
dc.titleYouth and Jobs in Rural Africaen_US
dc.title.alternativeBeyond Stylized Factsen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780198848059.001.0001en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb9501915-cdee-4f2a-8030-9c0b187854b2en_US
oapen.pages336en_US
oapen.place.publicationOxforden_US
oapen.remark.publicFunder name: IFPRI : International Food Policy Research Institute


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