The Increasing Unemployment Rate Do Affect Youth,

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The increasing unemployment rate do affect youth, especially young women. Unemployment, as defined by the International Labour Organization, occurs when people are without jobs and they have actively looked for work within the past four weeks. The unemployment rate is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment and it is calculated as a percentage by dividing the number of unemployed individuals by all individuals currently in the force. In this essay I will focus on how unemployment rate affect youth, which is according to pacific youth bureau is any young person between the ages of 15-24 years of age. However my primary focus is how unemployment affects especially woman. I will concentrate particularly on gender discrimination. What constitutes this problem and what solution could be put in place to minimize this increasing unemployment rate. The major reason of unemployment that affects young woman is gender discrimination. In the last century where the was a stigma that man could do better than woman has come to pass, where man where the leader of families and woman were so domesticated. Now at the turn of the century man are more domesticated and woman are actually wearing the pants in the family then gender discrimination should not be the issue however according to International Labour Organization, young girls are often in a more difficult position than young men. They often face a double discrimination being young and female. In most of the regions in Asia, the female youth unemployment rate is higher than their male counterparts. Young women face even greater discrimination than adult women in the labor market. In some countries, it is believed that the young women will soon get married and leave their employment or become less productive. As example, in Nigeria, some young female graduates are made to sign agreements with their employers stating they
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