publication . Preprint . 2013

Working Paper 175 - Youth Employment in Africa: New Evidence and Policies from Swaziland

Zuzana Brixiova; Thierry Kangoye;
Open Access
  • Published: 18 Jun 2013
Abstract
Drawing on the 2007 and 2010 Swaziland Labor Force Surveys, this paper provides first systematic evidence on recent youth employment challenges in Swaziland, a small, land-locked, middle-income country with one of the highest youth unemployment rates in Africa. The paper first documents the various labor market disadvantages faced by the Swazi youth, such as high unemployment and discouragement, and how they changed from 2007 to 2010. A multinomial logit regression analysis is carried out to analyze the socio-economic drivers of the unfavorable youth labor market outcomes on the supply side. Since many of the factors that can unlock the employment potential of t...
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