Unemployment Youth Thailand
The numbers <ul><li>Total population 65 million </li></ul><ul><li>Youth 17% = 11 million </li></ul><ul><li>Youth in labor ...
Where are they working? Thailand Social Monitor on Youth,  World Bank At present, half of labor force is in Agriculture wh...
Employment & Education <ul><li>Formal education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>focus on preparing labor for industrial sector. </l...
Employment & Education  <ul><li>A career plan for a typical youth is: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Do well in school  Move to citi...
Recommendation <ul><li>Teach youth to “learn” </li></ul><ul><li>Not only focus on marketable skills and include other aspe...
Recommendation <ul><li>Support learning by doing e.g. youth initiatives in development projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Venture...
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  • Session 4 Youth Unemployment Thailand Presentation

    1. 1. Unemployment Youth Thailand
    2. 2. The numbers <ul><li>Total population 65 million </li></ul><ul><li>Youth 17% = 11 million </li></ul><ul><li>Youth in labor force = 5.3 million </li></ul><ul><li>Youth unemployment is 2.5% = 267,297 </li></ul><ul><li>(as of 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment in Thailand is 1.8% (2008) </li></ul>Source: Labor Force Survey Thailand
    3. 3. Where are they working? Thailand Social Monitor on Youth, World Bank At present, half of labor force is in Agriculture what happen next? Thailand
    4. 4. Employment & Education <ul><li>Formal education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>focus on preparing labor for industrial sector. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centrally planned and do not respond to local/community needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Youth lack problem-solving, critical think skills. </li></ul>Thailand
    5. 5. Employment & Education <ul><li>A career plan for a typical youth is: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Do well in school Move to cities </li></ul><ul><li>2. Do poorly in school Stay at home & don’t know what to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Only look for being “employed” rather than creating own livihood. </li></ul><ul><li>Minorities/ non-citizen; legally can get education, but without ID can’t get jobs legally. </li></ul>Thailand
    6. 6. Recommendation <ul><li>Teach youth to “learn” </li></ul><ul><li>Not only focus on marketable skills and include other aspects important to developing human capital e.g. civic education, contemplative education </li></ul><ul><li>Education system designed for and by communities e.g. Community College </li></ul><ul><li>(with fundings and technical support!) </li></ul><ul><li>Support non-formal education with the same respect esp. agricultural related e.g. young farmers network </li></ul>Thailand
    7. 7. Recommendation <ul><li>Support learning by doing e.g. youth initiatives in development projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Venture capital/ seed funds to support youth initiatives both social and business. </li></ul><ul><li>Youth are our future not only </li></ul><ul><li>factor of production </li></ul>Thailand

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