Source: Economic Research Forum
Author(s): Harry Pettit
Original Link: https://theforum.erf.org.eg/2018/05/29/selling-hope-without-reward-youth-unemployment-egypt/
Many young educated Egyptians face difficulties locating secure employment that matches their skill levels and provides a solid foundation for marriage. This column argues that current initiatives intended to tackle the problem are promoting a false sense of hope to youth who become stuck in cycles of precarious work. Policy-makers should instead focus on addressing chronic shortages of secure white-collar work, as well as inequalities in access to capital, education and social connections.
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