With 62% of Africa’s population being under 25 years of age, youth employment is crucial.
Early findings show that the productivity of youth labor (and rural labor in general) employed in both farming and non-farming sectors is significantly influenced by local farmland distribution patterns. Strategies that effectively improve productivity and profitability of farming are critical to expanding employment opportunities and improving youth livelihoods.
Publications and Presentations
Published on November 23, 2018
Milu Muyanga, T. S. Jayne, Kwame Yeboah, Ayala Wineman, Antony Chapoto, Divan Vanderwesthuisen, Presentation at International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Kenya Nairobi, November 23, 2018
Published on November 21, 2018
Milu Muyanga, Ntengua Mdoe, Dennis Otieno, TS Jayne, Presentation at the South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui, Kenya, November 21, 2018
The Intersection of Youth Access to Land, Migration and Employment Opportunities: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
Published on November 9, 2018
F. Kwame Yeboah, T. S. Jayne, Milu Muyanga, Jordan Chamberlin. 2018. Sustainability and Development Conference University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 9-11, 2018
Published on October 30, 2018
An interview with Thomas Jayne, SciDevNet, 10/30/18
Published on September 25, 2018
Edited by T. S. Jayne, Jordan Chamberlin, and Rui Benfica, this collection provides a micro economic foundation for understanding the particular growth processes at work within the region’s rural areas.