TitleAfrican youth and the persistence of marginalization : employment, politics, and prospects for change / edited by Danielle Resnick and James Thurlow
"The much heralded growth and transformation of many economies in sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade continues to receive prominent attention in academic scholarship and among policy practitioners. An apparent feature about this transformation, however, is that Africa's youth appear to have been left out. This book critically examines the extent and consequences of the marginalization of African youth. It questions conventional wisdoms about data trends, aspirational goals, and common policy interventions surrounding Africa's youth that have been variously propagated in both the developmen."--WorldCat. 1. Introduction: African Youth at a Crossroads Danielle Resnick and James Thurlow Part 1 Cross-Country Analyses of Economic and Political Trends 2. Youth Employment Prospects in Africa James Thurlow 3. Protesting for a Better Tomorrow? Youth Mobilization in Africa Danielle Resnick Part 2 Youth Aspirations in Urban Africa 4. Cities of Youth: Post-Millennial Cases of Mobility and Sociality Karen Tranberg Hansen 5. Youth in Tanzania's Urbanizing Mining Settlements: Prospecting a Mineralized Future Deborah Fahy Bryceson Part 3 Assessing Extant Policy Options for Improving Youth Employment 6. Young People, Agriculture and Employment in Rural Africa James Sumberg, Nana Akua Anyidoho, Michael Chasukwa, Blessings Chinsinga, Jennifer Leavy, Getnet Tadele, Stephen Whitfield, and Joseph Yaro 7. Education Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa Moses Oketch 8. The Success of Learnerships: Lessons from South Africa's Training and Education Programme Neil Rankin, Gareth Roberts, and Volker Schoer 9. Conclusions: Moving Beyond Conventional Wisdoms Danielle Resnick and James Thurlow.