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Why the current model of development has failed to capture the reality of youth in the Global South


Ben Haman, O, Why the current model of development has failed to capture the reality of youth in the Global South, Journal of Multidimensional Research & Review, 2, (1) pp. 23-38. ISSN 2708-9452 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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Today, youth unemployment is deemed to be the most serious challenges confronting many developed countries. However, the situation is an especially serious concern in the Global South, where the neoliberal system has resulted in youth unemployment, marginalization and social exclusion. This article draws on the existing literature to analyse the issues of unemployment in Morocco. While the most recent reports show that university graduates are the most affected groups by unemployment rates, this article focuses mainly on the issue of unemployment among university graduates. This article argues that youth unemployment policy has to be understood in the context of neoliberal and its austerity policies, where youth unemployment can never overcome while the neoliberal state keeps decreasing public expenditure and privatising the public resources. These policies are meant to work as the ‘shock therapy’ of liberalization: the "highly visible action" that "was to make the ‘bitter pill’ of adjustment easier to swallow".

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Global South, unemployment, shock therapy
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Unpaid work and volunteering
UTAS Author:Ben Haman, O (Mr Omar Ben Haman)
ID Code:144209
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Media
Deposited On:2021-04-28
Last Modified:2021-11-08

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