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Youth, Employment and Migration in Mogadishu, Kismayo and Baidoa

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This research project aims to study the relationship between youth, employment and migration, looking at three main questions:

1) Who constitutes the youth workforce in Somalia, and are these young people satisfied with their situation?

2) How can the economic situation of dissatisfied youth be explained: is the source of the problem structural (not enough demand), or does it result from frictions within the labour market? Can youth create their own job opportunities through entrepreneurship?

3) Does dissatisfaction with occupation and level of income, along with difficulties to navigate the job market, alone explain irregular migration amongst youth?
www.nayd.org