Enhancing youth Employment Opportunities in Rural Economies in Benin

2020 | Y. P. Adegbola | G. F. Crinot | S. S. Dassou | A. L. Atacolodjou | B. Kouton-Bognon | M.C-P. Adegbola | P. Boadu | A. O. Fatunbi

Published as FARA Research Report Volume 5 No: 1 (2020).

Abstract

In Sub-Saharan Africa, unemployment statistics have increased in recent years and this situation largely affects young people who already represent more than 60% of the population. The number of young graduates looking for work continues to grow with a market that is not growing fast enough to accommodate them. These trends could worsen according to the predictions of the International Labor Office (ILO) given population growth.

This study was designed to assess measures likely to improve the employment situation of young people in rural Benin. the first concern, is to identify the different types of promising agricultural and non-agricultural jobs; secondly, to assess the factors favoring the employment of young people, favorable in terms of education, training networks and others necessary for youth employment actors to increase the chances of finding employment in targeted rural areas.

 

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