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Youth, Migration and Development: A New Lens for Critical Times Case Studies from Colombia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, Senegal, Thailand, and Tunisia

Abstract

Youth is a period of transition, open to the future and to possibility. Today’s youth are however faced with high unemployment, underemployment, flexible labour arrangements, poor governance, persistent gender inequalities, social exclusion and climate change. Migration is a way to cope with these issues. International migration can be an opportunity for young people to improve their lives and those of their families by pursuing education or employment opportunities and to leave behind a context where they do not feel safe or where their political rights are not always taken into account. However, in academic literature and policy discourse, integration is often considered from a 'Global North' perspective (Europe, North America), which not only shapes the conceptualization of integration but also the way of thinking about the possible socioeconomic contribution as well as the problems of young migrants. This paper builds on a KNOMAD scoping paper produced in 2022 (KNOMAD, 2022), which set an agenda on how the migration of youth contributes to development in host and origin countries and how it can be meaningfully integrated into development strategies. This paper aims to empirically validate the conclusions of the scoping paper (KNOMAD, 2022) with regard to the experience of inclusion and integration of young people, including that of migrants, in their country of residence, or through which they are transiting.
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hal-04392358 , version 1 (13-01-2024)

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Hervé Nicolle. Youth, Migration and Development: A New Lens for Critical Times Case Studies from Colombia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, Senegal, Thailand, and Tunisia. 53, KNOMAD; OECD; UNDP; World Bank. 2023. ⟨hal-04392358⟩
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