The News, 10 March 2014 - Punjab Minister for Education, Sports and Youth Affairs Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that approximately 600 overseas Pakistani employees play a significant role in national economic development.
Herald Sun News, 9 March 2014 - TODAY, The Advertiser launches a series of reports focusing on the big issues at the 2014 state election. The first report examines the big one most people are worried about as Holden pulls out — employment.
The economist, 8 March 2014 - HOW unusual is Africa’s demography? If you take a selection of countries, from Algeria and Tunisia in the north to Botswana and South Africa in the south, you may answer: not that unusual. In the early 1960s those nations had fertility rates of between 5.5 and 7.5, meaning the average woman there could expect to have that number of children during her lifetime. That was about the same as fertility in Brazil, China, Indonesia and Mexico at the time. Now, all the countries have similar fertility rates of between 1.5 and 3.0. The main difference is that the Asian and Latin American nations saw their fertility decline at a fairly steady pace over the past 50 years, whereas the African ones saw their fertility stay high until the mid-1980s, then fall sharply.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) invests in microfinance, and in the capacity building of MFI managers in particular, because it believes that microfinance can help realize its vision of decent work for all. Microcredit and microleasing products provide opportunities for small investments in self-employment and job creation. Emergency loans, savings and micro insurance provide the means for poor people and youth to better cope with risk. When microfinance is delivered through group-based models, it can provide opportunities for the poor to organize and have a voice. Some MFIs, particularly those that partner with other public or private actors in pursuit of a social mission, are actively discouraging child and bonded labour, and helping micro entrepreneurs to grow and formalize.
This research report analyses how young Australians are managing their transition from education to work. It is based on data from the Life Patterns project, a two-decade longitudinal research program of the Youth Research Centre at The University of Melbourne. This report focuses on the experiences of cohort two, the generation that left secondary school in 2006 (as also referred to as Generation Y) in order to map their integration to the labour market. The analysis explores what Furlong (2007: 102) describes as ‘the grey area between employment and unemployment’ to understand the nature and quality of young adults’ working conditions. The report also draws on the experiences of cohort one, who left school in 1991 (corresponding to Generation X).
Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth announced the calendar of youth related meetings which will be held in 2014.
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