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The Crisis of Youth Unemployment”

Ragdha Abulnour, Maro Kahrimanidis, Ken MacKinnon, Munira Noor


This radio show explores the social, emotional and economic impact of high rates of youth unemployment and underemployment. It asks questions about the root of the problem and suggests some possible means of addressing the issue. The show's ultimate purpose is to give voice to today's youth to describe the real life impact of unemployment to the lives of young people. The show is composed of a panel of young people searching for meaningful work as well as an employment counsellor and a researcher who comment on the social, emotional and cultural elements that affect this issue.