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Youth Employment in Bangladesh

Creating Opportunities—Reaping Dividends

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat
    Pages 1-8
  3. Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat
    Pages 9-27
  4. Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat
    Pages 29-40
  5. Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat
    Pages 41-48
  6. Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat
    Pages 49-76
  7. Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat
    Pages 77-88
  8. Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat
    Pages 89-105
  9. Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat
    Pages 107-116
  10. Fahmida Khatun, Syed Yusuf Saadat
    Pages 117-121
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 123-181

About this book

Introduction

“To sustain its exemplary development record, Bangladesh must take advantage of its vast reservoir of youth population. One of the foremost public intellectuals in the country, Fahmida Khatun, and a promising economist, Syed Yusuf Saadat, have produced a pioneering work on youth employment in Bangladesh. This elegantly written, compelling, well-argued and evidence-based book is a must read for policymakers and scholars interested in development.”

Professor Dr Gowher Rizvi, International Affairs Adviser to the Hon'ble Prime Minister of Bangladesh

“The book addresses one of the major challenges of our time: more students in school but fewer jobs. It serves as an important reference for policymakers on how to create more employment opportunities for youth in Bangladesh.  The volume would also be useful for practitioners in other developing countries which are also grappling with the issue of unemployment.”

Professor Dr Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India

This book brings together pioneering and evidence-based research that focuses on youth employment—one of the foremost development challenges of our time—and fills a critical research and knowledge gap alongside consolidating existing relevant literature. Comprehensive in scope, the book provides an overview of trends in youth employment in Bangladesh, empirically analyses the determinants of youth unemployment, covers relevant economic theory, and recommends policy measures for employment creation in Bangladesh. 

 The new evidence from Bangladesh on the aforesaid issues will inform relevant and concurrent policy discourse, add value to related research in the field, and inspire future research. The insights gathered through this study will serve as an important lesson for other developing countries on what works and what does not in policy-making.  

Fahmida Khatun is Executive Director at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh.

Syed Yusuf Saadat is a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh.

Keywords

youth unemployment Sustainable Development Goals Demographic explosion labor markets and political radicalism climate change and social change

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Policy DialogueDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Centre for Policy DialogueDhakaBangladesh

About the authors

Fahmida Khatun is Executive Director at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh.

Syed Yusuf Saadat is a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Youth Employment in Bangladesh
  • Book Subtitle Creating Opportunities—Reaping Dividends
  • Authors Fahmida Khatun
    Syed Yusuf Saadat
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-1750-1
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-1749-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-1752-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-1750-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Labor Economics
    Asian Politics
    Development and Sustainability
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