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Fred Dews |
August 14, 2014 12:16pm
In this edition of Brookings Data Now: many youth around the world face poverty; many others face challenges with literacy; thousands apply for DACA in U.S. cities; youth entering the African labor market at a brisk rate.
To date, 122 governments around the world have adopted policies that focus on the enhancement of youth development.
Nearly 30 million adolescents are not employed and 20 percent of youth around the world struggle with mental health conditions.
The DACA applicants in Los Angeles make up 13 percent of DACA applicants nationwide.
Kenya’s Jua Kali Voucher Program subsidizes 90 percent of job-training expenses at specialized training centers for unemployed, eligible individuals many of whom are youth.
Elina Saxena contributed to this post.
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