Youth education and employment in the digital economy

SOURCE: Global Youth Development Report 2020
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Swartz, K.Chetty
KEYWORDS: COVID-19, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, ECONOMY, EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, YOUTH
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 12116
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/16416
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16416

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Abstract

Key development goals for young people have included access to education, improving completion rates, minimising the gender gap in educational attainment and keeping a watchful eye on those neither in educational institutions nor in employment. Also of importance has been the potential of well-educated, healthy, youthful populations, especially in developing countries, to bring about increased prosperity for their countries 'the so-called 'demographic dividend' resulting from the 'youth bulge'. At the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, it was agreed to provide the opportunity for at least 12 years of quality education and learning for girls and boys by 2030, by investing in skilled motivated and supportive teachers, educational facilities, and focusing on education reforms.