Analysis: Education is no panacea for youth unemployment

04/25/2013 | Economist (tiered subscription model), The

Young people who have a university degree stand a better chance of getting a job than those who don't, but that doesn't mean governments should increase graduates as a solution to youth unemployment, according to The Economist. "What matters is not just number of years of education people get, but its content," the magazine notes. "This means expanding the study of science and technology and closing the gap between the world of education and the world of work -- for example by upgrading vocational and technical education and by forging closer relations between companies and schools."

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