Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Mora L. McLean
    Pages 1-24 Open Access
  3. Migration

  4. Agency and Aspirations

  5. Vulnerability and Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Adedeji Adeniran, Joseph Ishaku, Adekunle Yusuf
      Pages 187-211 Open Access
    3. Kenneth Juma, Frederick Murunga Wekesah, Caroline W. Kabiru, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara
      Pages 233-265 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-271

About this book


This open access edited collection explores obstacles that impede, and potential pathways toward improving, the material and psychological well-being of youth in and from West Africa. Contributors range from researchers to practitioners, offering a transatlantic, transcontinental set of perspectives on the mounting evidence that, whether they reside in poor “underdeveloped” or wealthier (OECD) countries, young people who live in poverty and are African-born or of African descent are disproportionately burdened by the global phenomenon of increasing income inequality.

Mora McLean is Co-Adjutant in the Office of the Chancellor and Office of Globally Engaged Experiential Learning at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA.


Open Access youth learning vulnerable youth opportunity pathways postsecondary pathways African immigrant youth micro-entrepreneurship youth migration youth wellbeing urban Nigeria African development Ghana youth mental health labor market vulnerability

Editors and affiliations

  • Mora L. McLean
    • 1
  1. 1.Rutgers University-NewarkNewarkUSA

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