Sunday, 17 June 2012

Youth Day and the story of jobs

This weekend we celebrated Youth Day and the challenge of youth unemployment was discussed all over. As part of a City Press special feature, editor Ferial Haffajee engaged people in discussion on Twitter with the tag #youthjobs and I made a short Storify that captures many of the issues:

To my mind, the point that is not being made clearly enough, in for example the arguments over the youth wage subsidy, is the way the world is moving: Globalisation favours high-skill workers and South Africa's growing labour force and failures in education will contribute to increased inequality and instability for years to come. I wrote more about a recent report be the McKinsey Global Institute on the School's blog.

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