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    The Youth Gap in Employment: An Emerging Crisis Before the G20

    This year's 2015 G-20 summit will be held in the tourist city of Antalya, Turkey, one of the leading hubs of growth in the region, and a shining star in a flaccid Turkish economy. However, in the backdrop this bustling city is a startling figure: 21.4 percent of youth are unemployed. However, this is not an issue that plagues just Antalya particularly and neither Turkey in general; but is a global problem. 
    As a result of the global financial and economic crisis, the unemployment rate for youth rose substantially in most G20 countries -- notably, France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States -- and still has not returned to pre-crisis levels. An even greater problem is rampant inactivity, where young people are not engaged in education or training and risk social or economic exclusion.
    You can read more about this issue in more detail here

    August 2015
     

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