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Kenya : Making Quality Employment the Driver of Development.

Author: International Labour Organization.; International Institute for Labour Studies.
Publisher: Geneva : International Labour Office, 2013.
Series: Studies on growth with equity.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
This report on Kenya analyses how the growing disconnect between growth and job creation in Kenya is having detrimental consequences on living standards and working conditions, especially for youth. It discusses how a comprehensive approach that integrates employment goals with strategic growth plans can contribute to a more stable and equitable growth pattern.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Studies, International Institute of Labour.
Kenya : Making Quality Employment the Driver of Development.
Geneva : International Labour Office, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: International Labour Organization.; International Institute for Labour Studies.
ISBN: 9789292510244 929251024X 9789292510251 9292510258
OCLC Number: 881887444
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright page; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Executive summary and policy recommendations; Chapter 1: Economic and labour market performance; Introduction; A. Macroeconomic developments before and during the crisis; B. Labour market performance; C. Social considerations; D. Concluding remarks; References; Chapter 2: Macroeconomic per formance: Declining and volatile GDP growth; Introduction; A. Macroeconomic developments during the last three decades; B. Declines in competitiveness and productivity: Causes and consequences. C. Policy options going forwardReferences; Chapter 3: Youth employment: Realities, challenges and the role of labour market policies; Introduction; A. Trends and composition of youth employment; B Young people in Kenya: Perceptions of dissatisfaction with their prospects and their role in society; C. National policies and priorities for the youth: The way forward; Appendix A: Review of existing programmes for youth; Appendix B: Analysis of the determinants of employment status of youth; Appendix C: Determinants of youth labour market performance; References. Chapter 4: Informal-sector employment:Trends and policy implicationsIntroduction; A. Informal-sector employment:Trends, composition and international comparisons; B. Factors in fluencing informal-sector employment in Kenya; C. Policy options going forward; Appendix A: Analysis of the factors in fluencing in formal-sector employment in Kenya; References; Chapter 5: Ensuring policy coherence and comprehensiveness; Introduction; A. National employment strategy: Aligning labour and economic goals; B. Fostering a more stable macroeconomic environment; C. Ensuring coherence among policies.
Series Title: Studies on growth with equity.

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This report on Kenya analyses how the growing disconnect between growth and job creation in Kenya is having detrimental consequences on living standards and working conditions, especially for youth. It discusses how a comprehensive approach that integrates employment goals with strategic growth plans can contribute to a more stable and equitable growth pattern.

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