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“Complacent Assumptions” on Population Growth Slowing are Proving Wrong

March 25, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Youth unemployment ‘a timebomb’ in developing countries, UK MPs say

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The world needs to wake up to “the ticking timebomb” of youth unemployment in developing countries and treat the issue as seriously as humanitarian disasters and global efforts to eradicate disease, a group of British MPs has warned.

In its latest report, the Commons International Development Committee (IDC)says population increases – especially in Africa – are making it harder for people to earn a livelihood, let alone find full-time employment.

With 600 million young people competing for a predicted 200 million jobs over the next decade, the committee says there is a danger of widespread social and political unrest.

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