Generation In Waiting : The Unfulfilled Promise Of Young People In The Middle East
|Generation In Waiting : The Unfulfilled Promise Of Young People In The Middle East
|Washington, D.C: The Brookings Institution, 2009.
|المحتويات / النص
Foreword / Strobe Talbott Foreword / H.E. Anwar Mohammed Gargash and James D. Wolfensohn About the Middle East Youth Initiative Acknowledgments Introduction / Navtej Dhillon and Tarif Yousef Generation in waiting : an overview of school to work and family formation transitions / Navtej Dhillon, Paul Dyer, and Tarik Yousef Beyond statism : toward a new social contract for Iranian youth / Djavad Salehi-Isfahani and Daniel Egel Rising expectations and diminishing opportunities for Egypt's young / Ragui Assaad and Ghada Barsoum In search of a future : the struggle of young Palestinians / Edward Sayre and Samia Al-Botmeh The impact of instability and migration on Lebanon's human capital / Jad Chaaban The disconnect between education, job growth, and employment in Jordan / Taher Kanaan and May Hanania - Moroccan youth in an era of volatile growth, urbanization, and poverty / Brahim Boudarbat and Aziz Ajbilou Tapping into the economic potential of young Syrians during a time of transition / Nader Kabbani and Noura Kamel Addressing Yemen's twin deficits : human development and natural resources / Ragui Assaad ... [et al.] Looking ahead : making markets and institutions work for young people / Navtej Dhillon and Djavad Salehi-Isfahani About the authors.
Young people in the Middle East (15--29 years old) constitute about one-third of the region's population. Growth rates for this age group trail only sub-Saharan Africa. This presents the region with an historic opportunity to build a lasting foundation for prosperity by harnessing the full potential of its young population. Yet young people in the Middle East face severe economic and social exclusion due to substandard education, high unemployment, and poverty. Thus the inclusion of youth is the most critical development challenge facing the Middle East today. Generation in Waiting portrays the plight of young people, urging greater investment designed to improve the lives of this critical group. It brings together perspectives from the Maghreb to the Levant. Each chapter addresses the complex challenges facing young people in many areas of their lives: access to decent education, opportunities for quality employment, availability of housing and credit, and transitioning to marriage and family formation. This volume presents policy implications and sets an agenda for economic development, creating a more hopeful future for this and future generations in the Middle East. Selected contributors include Ragui Assaad (University of Minnesota), Brahim Boudarbat (University of Montreal), Jad Chaaban (American University in Beirut), Nader Kabbani (Syria Trust for Development), Taher Kanaan (Jordan Center for Public Policy Research and Dialogue), Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Wolfensohn Center for Development and Virginia Tech), and Edward Sayre (University of Southern Mississippi).