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The Context of an Urban Social Problem: Case study of Youth Unemployment
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The advent of urbanization has paved the way for the emergence of varied social problems amongst which is youth unemployment. The occurrence of youth unemployment varies across countries with its nature and extent been determined by the local context in which it prevails. Youth unemployment in Cameroon is a major problem prevailing in urban areas in the country, based on the high rate of unemployed young people in the country. This study was set to analyze the prevalence of youth unemployment as an urban social problem with the goal of providing a better understanding of its prevalence. The problem was analyzed around the individual and structural perspectives with the aid of the individualization concept and human capital concept. Three themes constituted the central issues that guided the study of the problem; they are; views on causes, its impact, and measures adopted to address it. The premise behind these themes was geared towards outlining governmental as well as public opinion on the causes of the problem, as well as analyzing the measures the government has adopted or set in place in a bid to mitigate the occurrence of unemployment amongst youth.

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2010. , 76 p.
Keyword [en]
Urban youth, unemployment, individualization, human capital, structural perspective, social problem
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-54809OAI: diva2:398311
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-02-18 Created: 2011-02-17 Last updated: 2011-03-03Bibliographically approved

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