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Title:Urban youth on the margins of Nigerian society: research and theoretical perspectives on school-leavers
Author:MacQueen, Albert J.
Periodical:The Conch: A Biafran Journal of Literary and Cultural Analysis
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:school leavers
Abstract:Youth problems in African societies are fundamentally structural in nature. Youth themselves do not cause 'their' problems; the problems are products of institutional patterns of society that are associated with factors such as social inequalities, rapid social change, and policies of modernisation and economic development. Within this context, the author formulates certain major theoretical and research issues and approaches that should be taken into account in the study of primary and secondary school-leaver labour force experiences and their subsequent socio-political adaptations. Three areas are explored: relationships between education and labour-force participation; problem-solving experiences and behavioural adaptations of unemployed school-leavers; and the socio-political context. Notes, ref. Commentary by J. Gus Liebenow is included on p. 116-123.