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Educated jobless replaced uneducated jobless in Turkey

2 June 2021

Thanks to ‘one university per province’ policy of the last decade, today, a good portion of the idle Turkish youth is in education. However given the ever rising youth unemployment especially among the university graduates, this policy proves to be nothing more than delaying the youth unemployment problem. The worst is that it leaves lifelong scars on young people.

Turkey is fed up with youth statistics...

There is not a single day on which the same old figures on youth unemployment and education are not published and discussed. And these numbers have not improved much since the first ever national youth report prepared by UNDP in Turkey almost fifteen years ago. Since then despite all the policy work, the youth scene is getting worse every day, even without the effects of the pandemic.

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