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Entrepreneurship, Education and Youth Employment in Africa: Reframing Higher Education

  • Pazisnewende François KaboreEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 204)

Abstract

Given the high rate of unemployment in most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa policy makers innovate by fostering job creation and self employment through entrepreneurship education. We build on the Theory of Planned Behavior developed by Ajzen (1991) and use Probit regression to investigate the marginal impact of entrepreneurship education on entrepreneurial intent using survey data gathered in Côte d’Ivoire in 2015. We find that an ecosystem of entrepreneurship increases entrepreneurial intent by 50% while an entrepreneurship awareness course does not have any statistically significant impact. This result suggests reframing higher education in order to favor the entry into the private sector by the youth.

Keywords

Entrepreneurship Education Innovation Youth employment  Africa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jesuit University Institute (CERAP/IDDH)AbidjanCôte d’Ivoire

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