Measuring Youth Quality of Life in Sub Saharan Africa

Measuring Youth Quality of Life in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Dabesaki Mac-Ikemenjima
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2019-04-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783030142414

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This book explores the conceptualisation and measurement of youth quality of life in sub-Saharan Africa. Further, it addresses methodological questions relevant to the development of measures and gaining an understanding of youth quality of life in this region. Drawing on the data collected, it subsequently explores students’ primary goals and their satisfaction with the extent of having achieved those goals. Accordingly, the book fills an important gap in the available literature on youth quality of life, and advances the role of qualitative methods in developing youth quality of life measures in sub-Saharan Africa.

Measuring Youth Quality of Life in Sub Saharan Africa

Measuring Youth Quality of Life in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Dabesaki Mac-Ikemenjima
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2019-05-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 303014240X

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This book explores the conceptualisation and measurement of youth quality of life in sub-Saharan Africa. Further, it addresses methodological questions relevant to the development of measures and gaining an understanding of youth quality of life in this region. Drawing on the data collected, it subsequently explores students’ primary goals and their satisfaction with the extent of having achieved those goals. Accordingly, the book fills an important gap in the available literature on youth quality of life, and advances the role of qualitative methods in developing youth quality of life measures in sub-Saharan Africa.

West African Youth Challenges and Opportunity Pathways

West African Youth Challenges and Opportunity Pathways
Author: Mora L. McLean
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2019-10-21
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783030210922

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This open-access edited collection, focusing on Ghana and Nigeria, offers a transatlantic, transnational exploration of barriers that threaten the wellbeing of West African youth—ranging from Black immigrant youth in the American city of Newark, New Jersey, to students in Almajiri Islamic schools in Northern Nigeria. Incorporating themes of migration, vulnerability, and agency and aspirations, the book conveys the resilience of African youth transitioning toward adulthood in a world of structural inequality. It thus crosses the academic divide between Youth Studies and African Studies, while challenging conventional framings of Black youth as deficient and deviant—positing instead their individual and collective creativity and assets. The contributors employ different methodological approaches, including field research and autoethnography, from varying multidisciplinary and practitioner perspectives.

Youths in Challenging Situations

Youths in Challenging Situations
Author: Charalambos Tsekeris,Lily Stylianoudi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-08-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780429868160

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This book investigates and explores the complex dynamics of youth in contemporary society, especially in troubled and crisis-ridden contexts. On the one hand, teenagers and young adults experience social suffering, marginalisation, gender and ethnic bias, and an increased risk to be radicalised and involved in extremism and related violence. On the other hand, it is shown that young people are resilient, and they have a remarkable ability to adapt and cope with extremely difficult situations. This interesting ambivalence is vividly illustrated by a number of studies in countries as varied as Ethiopia, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Brazil, Hong Kong, Kuwait, India, Israel, Britain, Italy, Malta, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus. Each of the 16 chapters throws a different light on the impact of destabilising circumstances and how youths cope with them in order to gain positive self-esteem and sense of a meaningful life. Overall, the experiences of young people are a distillation of the particular traumas and challenges that their society faces. Understanding those experiences and how they are coped with helps to make sense of all societies. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.

Management and Leadership for a Sustainable Africa Volume 1

Management and Leadership for a Sustainable Africa  Volume 1
Author: Kemi Ogunyemi,Oreva Atanya,Vanessa Burgal
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-12-18
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9783031049118

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To effectively deliver sustainable management in practice for Africa, we need responsible leadership. We need to deepen our understanding of sustainability in the unique socio-political and economic context of the continent. The roles of various actors across public, private and non-profit sectors as enablers of sustainable development need to be explored to understand the social, economic and environmental (SEE) trends in Africa and its emerging and developing economies, as well as to chart the way forward for the continent. This first volume focuses on the African understanding of sustainability and its dimensions within its unique historical, social, environmental and political contexts. Through the lens of responsible leadership, the authors reflect on the implementation and extension of the SEE sustainability triad in ways unique to the African continent, especially in relation to the development of well-thought-out, healthy and enduring policy frameworks and the promotion of good governance. The African scope of the book is hinged on collaboration from authors across Africa and the inclusion of case stories from emerging economies in the five African subregions (East, West, North, Central and Southern Africa) within the chapters. The core message is that, to achieve effective and sustainable management and development for Africa, the practice of responsible leadership is critical.

The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies
Author: Sharlene Swartz,Adam Cooper,Clarence Batan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 681
Release: 2021
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9780190930028

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Ninety percent of the world's youth live in Africa, Latin America and the developing countries of Asia. Despite this, the field of Youth Studies, like many others, is dominated by the knowledge economy of the Global North. To address these geo-political inequalities of knowledge, The Oxford Handbook of Global South Youth Studies offers a contribution from Southern scholars to remake Youth Studies from its current state, that universalises Northern perspectives, into a truly Global Youth Studies. Contributors from across various regions of the Global South, including from the Diaspora, Indigenous and Aboriginal communities, locate and define the Global South, articulate the necessity of studying Southern lives to enrich, re-interpret, legitimate and offer symmetry to Youth Studies, and utilize and innovate Southern theory to do so. Eleven concepts are re-imagined and re-presented throughout the Handbook--personhood, intersectionality, violences, de- and post-coloniality, consciousness, precarity, fluid modernities, ontological insecurity, navigational capacities, collective agency and emancipation. The outcome is a series of everyday practices such as hustling, navigating, fixing, waiting, being on standby, silence, and life-writing, that demonstrate how youth living in adversity experiment with and push back against routine and conformity, and how research may support them in these endeavors and, simultaneously, redefine the relationships between knowledge, practice and politics-what the volume editors term epistepraxis. The Handbook concludes with a nascent charter for a Global Youth Studies of benefit to the world, that no longer excludes, assumes or elides but rather includes new possibilities for representing youth, researching amongst them, and devising policies and interventions to better serve them. This volume is a critical addition to the field of Youth Studies and one that should be of interest to scholars, researchers, and students working in this area in both the Global North and South.

Quality of Life and Human Well Being in Sub Saharan Africa

Quality of Life and Human Well Being in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Valerie Møller,Benjamin J. Roberts
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2021-02-07
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9783030657888

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This volume presents an account of how people in sub-Saharan Africa have fared under changing life circumstances of the past centuries until the present. By introducing the geography of the region it traces a time line of different historical periods that have shaped livelihoods of ordinary people of the region, and addresses the major milestones in political and economic development. It focuses on social indicators pointing to significant changes that have affected the health, education and wealth of sub-Saharan Africans and their outlook on the future since the wind of change blew through the region. With case studies and vignettes the book highlights how individual citizens across the 44 different countries of sub-Saharan Africa experience well-being and express their aspirations for the future. This book provides relevant material for practitioners and policy makers, including community and development workers, in non-governmental and other organizations in sub-Saharan African countries.

Youth Employment in Sub Saharan Africa

Youth Employment in Sub Saharan Africa
Author: Deon Filmer,Louise Fox
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2014-01-24
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781464801082

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This book focuses on how to improve the quality of jobs and meet the aspirations of youth in Sub-Saharan Africa. It finds that a strong foundation for human capital development can be key to boosting earnings, arguing for a balanced approach that builds skills and demand for labor.