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Youth, gender and livelihoods in West Africa: perspectives from Ghana and The Gambia

By Sylvia Chant and Gareth A. Jones

Abstract

In this paper we report on preliminary fieldwork conducted in Ghana and The Gambia on the interrelationships among youth, gender and livelihoods. We examine how policy in developing countries, typically characterised as related to child labour or education, needs to emphasise the linkage across processes that affect young people. We argue that policy will be improved if young people are given voice to express how work, education, social networks, and culturally-bound notions of responsibility are linked and how they perceive the opportunities and constraints on their ‘life chances’

Topics: G Geography (General)
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1080/14733280500161602
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:3209
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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