Title Youth Employment in Nepal
Subtitle International Development in Focus
Author Dhushyanth Raju, Jasmine Rajbhandary
ISBN 9781464812767
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 182
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher The World Bank
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Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
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Promoting the smooth integration of workers into the labor market and ensuring their early success has increasingly emerged as an important economic and social development goal around the globe. The Nepal government sees addressing the social and economic challenges of youth, and leveraging their social and economic prospects, as critical for the country’s economic growth and development.

There has been limited systematic, policy-oriented empirical research conducted on labor and livelihoods in Nepal. Dedicated examinations of Nepalese youth labor are rarer still.

Youth Employment in Nepal aims to improve understanding of the labor conditions, behaviors, and outcomes of Nepalese youth, which it examines in relation to both Nepal’s domestic labor market and labor migration by Nepalese youth to India and other countries. Such migration includes the temporary “foreign employment” of Nepalese workers under bilateral labor agreements between Nepal and destination countries. The book seeks to present insights and implications for research and public policy, with the goal of improving the labor market prospects of Nepalese youth.

The findings in the book point to three directions for orienting public policies and programs. First is raising rural labor productivity, urban labor demand, and urban worker–job matching efficiency. Second is supporting the labor market integration of rural youth migrating to urban parts of Nepal and of youth labor migrants returning from India and other countries. Third is improving the orientation and efficacy of labor skill training.



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Chapter 1: Overview • Introduction • Country background • Main chapters • Research and policy directions • Annex 1A: Main data sources • Notes • References

Chapter 2: Youth Sensitivity of Labor Laws and Policies • Introduction • International labor standards • Labor and youth policies • National development plans • Donor engagement • Conclusion • Notes • References

Chapter 3: A Profile of Youth in the Domestic Labor Market • Introduction • Data, sample, and structure of the analysis • Unemployment • Employment • Time trends in labor patterns • Youth versus nonyouth labor outcomes • Conclusion • Annex 3A • Notes • References

Chapter 4: Labor Market Perceptions and Sentiments among Youth Workers • Introduction • Data, sample, and structure of the analysis • Employed youth workers • Unemployed youth workers • Conclusion • Note • References

Chapter 5: Youth Labor Migration • Introduction • Data • Structure of the analysis using NLSS data • Patterns in youth labor migration • Correlates of youth labor migration • Foreign employment • Effects of male youth labor migration on the labor outcomes of remaining youth household members • Youth labor migrants who have returned • Conclusion • Notes • References

Chapter 6: Youth Labor Skill Training • Introduction • Nepal’s training system • Data • Patterns and correlates of training • Labor market effects of training • Interest in, and perceptions of, training • Conclusion • Notes • References

About the Editors:

Dhushyanth Raju is a Lead Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist, South Asia Region, of the World   Bank. Currently, he provides policy advice to client countries and conducts economic research on human  development in South Asia. He holds a doctorate in economics from Cornell University.

Jasmine Rajbhandary was born in Lesotho, and grew up as a “UN child” in various parts of Africa and the United States. She completed her bachelor’s in economics and sociology at Binghamton University in New York. After completing her master’s in international development at American University in Washington, DC, she returned to Nepal in 1997. Since then, she has worked for Save the Children, the UK Department for International Development, and  now the World Bank. Her career has focused on working with vulnerable communities, women, and children, and on developing processes and services to improve their life outcomes and inclusion in development.

At the World Bank, Rajbhandary is a Senior Social Protection Specialist and leads on projects that help the governments of Bhutan, India, and Nepal provide more efficient social protection services.

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People interested in Economics and Labour Employment.

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