Education and Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Linkages and Policy Responses

Year Published 2013
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Research reports
Research report: HSRC
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Employment & labour markets, Higher Education & Training, Labour


This paper is focused on the link between education and employment and implications for policy, reviewing the available literature and published reports. Section 2 looks at evidence of employment, unemployment and education attainment in Africa. Section 3 reviews issues related to incentives to individuals and firms. Section 4 considers challenges to strengthening the link between employment and education. Finally section 5 offers thinking on policy responses.

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