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Type Working Paper
Title YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN GHANA: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES
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URL http://www.cepa.org.gh/researchpapers/Youth73.pdf
Abstract
There is renewed commitment in recent years by Governments in
developing countries to address youth unemployment as a means to
intensifying the fight against extreme poverty, achieving the
MDGs, and more importantly, meeting equity and development goals. This has led to an
increasing demand for relevant information on how labour markets operate, especially in the
context of addressing youth unemployment challenges.
This paper seeks to contribute to the ongoing global debate on the subject with respect to Ghana.
It attempts to analyse the unemployment challenge from a historical perspective. It reviews the
causes of the unemployment in Ghana and assesses past efforts by the Government in addressing
the challenge. Based on the review, it concludes by raising key issues and recommendations for
the way forward.

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