The Paradox of Educated Youth Unemployment in Zimbabwe: A case of scarcity in the midst of plenty: a review.

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The Paradox of Educated Youth Unemployment in Zimbabwe: A case of scarcity in the midst of plenty: a review.

Abstract

The review focuses on causes of unemployment among educated youths in the world’s richest country in terms of untapped natural resources per person – Zimbabwe; which according to the World Fact book (2013) had the highest unemployment rate in the world. The review sought to find answers to the pertinent question: What caused Zimbabwe’s high unemployment situation among educated youths?.The review established that hyperinflationexperienced during the period 2000-2008, low industry capacity utilization, inappropriate theory intensive curricula in schools, colleges and universities,policy inconsistencies and economic stagnation are some of the major root causesofthe high unemploymentsituation among educated youths in Zimbabwe.Hyperinflation is one of the biggest drivers of unemployment.

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