Youth Employment in Bangladesh

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 ...

Author: Fahmida Khatun

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811517509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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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.

Handbook of Research on Unemployment and Labor Market Sustainability in the Era of Globalization

Youth. Employment. Issue. Azizul Hassan Cardiff Metropolitan University, Bangladesh ABSTRACT This study critically analyzes precarious youth employment in Bangladesh having a specific focus on her tourism industry.

Author: Füsun Yenilmez

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522520090

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 474

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The effective utilization of available resources is a pivotal factor for production levels in modern business environments. However, when resources are limited or in excess, this effects organizational success, as well as the labor market. The Handbook of Research on Unemployment and Labor Market Sustainability in the Era of Globalization is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly research on the socio-economic dynamics of unemployment and the development of new policies to assist in regulating the global labor market. Highlighting innovative approaches and relevant perspectives, such as outsourcing, trade openness, and employment protection, this publication is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, practitioners, graduate students, and academics interested in emerging trends for labor market development.

Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh

In many emerging and developing countries, youth unemployment remains a significant labor market and social challenge. High rates of unemployment among educated youth are a growing global issue, and in Bangladesh as well.

Author: Yasuyuki Sawada

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319638386

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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This book discusses Bangladesh’s economic and social development that may be called a “miracle” since the country has achieved remarkable development progress under several unfavorable situations: weak governance and political instabilities, inequality, risks entailed in rapid urbanization, and exposure to severe disaster risks. The authors examine what led to this successful economic development, and the potential challenges that it presents, aiming to elicit effective policy interventions that can be adapted by other developing countries.

Five Generations and Only One Workforce How Successful Businesses Are Managing a Multigenerational Workforce

The nature of youth employment in Bangladesh remains largely bleak with almost no progress over decades. ... The promotion of well-paid employment and to create interests among the youths is crucial for any industry including tourism.

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1799804399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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Due to more individuals retiring at a later age, today’s workforce consists of five generations of workers with various educational backgrounds, ages, experience levels, and skills. Managers and business owners are now faced with the challenge of providing a work space that encourages the new ideals of millennials while also balancing the needs and desires of older employees. As such, new methods and strategies of working and managing efficiency in the workplace need to be explored. Five Generations and Only One Workforce: How Successful Businesses Are Managing a Multigenerational Workforce examines pivotal issues surrounding generational differences and management in the workplace including challenges in employee engagement, project management, and training. Highlighting a range of topics such as generation gap, workforce diversity, and senior workers, this publication is an ideal reference source for business practitioners, managers, executives, professionals, human resources managers, and researchers who are seeking more information on managing a multigenerational workforce.

The Ignored Generation

Author: Fahmida Khatun





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Youth Employment in Sub Saharan Africa

What employment prospects would open to youth by 2020 if African countries picked up manufacturing industries and jobs from East Asia beginning in 2015, just as Asian countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Vietnam picked up ...

Author: Deon Filmer

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464801088

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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This book focuses on how to improve the quality of jobs and meet the aspirations of youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. It finds that a strong foundation for human capital development can be key to boosting earnings, arguing for a balanced approach that builds skills and demand for labor.

Farm nonfarm labor mobility in rural Bangladesh Intersectoral shift or intergenerational occupational choice

Which of the routes better characterize the contemporary farm-nonfarm transition in Bangladesh? The paper tests the strength of these contending routes by analyzing the pattern of youth employment in contrast to the adult work force in ...

Author: Dorosh, Paul A.

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst


Category: Political Science

Page: 45

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The paper argues that much of the farm-nonfarm labor mobility in rural Bangladesh is in nature an intergenerational occupational choice-induced change rather than a sectoral shift within the current generation. Bangladesh has a large share of youth (aged 15-29 years) in the labor force, and it experienced a major structural shift in employment between 1995 and 2010 as agricultural employment fell from 51.4 percent to 42.3 percent. Much of this shift has been due to changes in youth employment, as youth employment in agriculture fell from 49.8 percent to 33.1 percent. The cohort analysis (pseudo-panel) shows that the reduction in the share of male youth population working in agriculture is due mainly to a sharp reduction in the percentage of youth who start out in agriculture, rather than a shift by individuals from agricultural to non-agricultural employment during their life time. Analysis of correlates of the non-farm orientation of rural youth indicates the importance of gender, human capital, access to electricity, proximity to cities, and migration opportunities. The results suggest the importance for supporting rural industry and service activities for meeting the future demand of jobs for the rural youth.

Youth Employment Programs

General Youth Assessments relate to the broader topic of youth empowerment, of which employment is a central feature. ... Studies develop strategies to ensure relevant skills for rapidly growing economies (Bangladesh, Cambodia, ...

Author: World Bank

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821397958

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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In the first IEG evaluation of World Bank Group support to youth employment, the findings reveal short-term effects, limited positive results, and lack of evidence. The focus is on investment climate, labor market, and skills. An evidence-based, strategic approach using youth-specific, complementary interventions and multisectoral teams is needed.

Quest for Inclusive Growth in Bangladesh

Furthermore, except for in Nepal, youth unemployment is increasing gradually in all the selected countries in the recent years. About 12.1% of youth were unemployed in 2018 in Bangladesh, which is nearly thrice the national average ...

Author: Muhammed Muqtada

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811576149

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This book offers a selection of intensely researched essays focused on the critical planning objectives and policy priorities that would enhance the promotion of inclusive growth in a developing country. It has taken Bangladesh as the case study. It argues for rethinking of traditional policies and provides arguments and ways to reorient these toward inclusive growth and better social inclusion. These involve a dedicated focus on employment and inclusion in the design of monetary and fiscal policies, trade and industrial policies, policies toward rural non-farm employment, social protection and safety net strategy and the nature of institutional and governance reforms which are imperative for ensuring inclusive growth. The studies included in the book were prepared before or at the onset of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the unfolding economic crisis; yet they provide cursory observations on its likely impact, and underscore how the stated principles and policies of an inclusive growth strategy have become even more significant in the present situation. Bangladesh has been growing respectably during the past decade and a half and has arguably shown strong progress in several social indicators. However, inequality and vulnerability are rising alarmingly, and the economy is beset with high levels of corruption, as well as with various other governance deficits that can adversely affect future growth and social inclusion. The book provides a critical assessment of how far growth in Bangladesh has been inclusive, both over time, and in comparison to selected South and Southeast Asian countries. It constructs a specific ‘inclusive growth index’ with reference to what the study considers as the significant goals and pillars of inclusive growth. Bangladesh is not the only developing country that is faced with the arduous task of tackling unbalanced economic growth and of implementing the 2030 Agenda. Rising vulnerability, inequality, disappointing job growth and poor governance are also major challenges to inclusive growth for many countries in the Global South. Therefore, the appeal of this book extends well beyond the borders of Bangladesh and the South Asian region. Corresponding to SDG 8, the book is aimed at academia, researchers, policymakers, civil society leaders as well as other national and international development practitioners with an avid interest in issues concerning growth with equity, and in sync with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition, the book is a valuable resource for interested students of disciplines related to economics and development policy.

The effect of land inheritance on youth employment and migration decisions Evidence from rural Ethiopia

... and subjective well-being among rural women in Bangladesh. Greg Seymour and Maria S. Floro, 2016. Youth employment, agricultural transformation, and rural labor dynamics in Nigeria. Margaret Adesugba and George Mavrotas, 2016.

Author: Kosec, Katrina

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst


Category: Political Science

Page: 36

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How does the amount of land youth expect to inherit affect their migration and employment decisions? This paper explores this question in the context of rural Ethiopia using panel data from 2010 and 2014. We estimate a household fixed-effects model and exploit exogenous variation in the timing of land redistributions to overcome endogenous household decisions about how much land to bequeath to descendants. We find that larger expected land inheritances significantly lower the likelihood of long-distance permanent migration and of permanent migration to urban areas during this time. Inheriting more land is also associated with a significantly higher likelihood of employment in agriculture and a lower likelihood of employment in the nonagricultural sector. Conversely, the decision to attend school is unaffected. These results appear to be most heavily driven by males and by the older half of our youth sample. We also find several mediating factors matter. Land inheritance plays a much more pronounced role in predicting rural-to-urban permanent migration and nonagricultural-sector employment in areas with less vibrant land markets and in relatively remote areas (those far from major urban centers). Overall, the results suggest that inheritance strongly influences the spatial location and strategic employment decisions of youth.