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You can find the majority of the world's developing countries in Africa. Two thirds of the working age in developing countries are either unemployed or working in low quality jobs according to the ILO Employment Trend for Youth.  The International Development Committee says population increases, especially in Africa, are making it harder and harder for people to find full-time jobs or even acquire a livelihood. Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world. But the phenomenon of a jobless growth combined with the world youngest population threatens the economy and the standard of living. How can possibly a rapidly growing population become such a big issue for Africas developing countries? There are 1,2 billion 15-25 year-olds in the world and 200 million of those live in Africa. Out of those 200 million, 75 million are looking for work. The UNs recent population index estimates that the number of people in Kenya will quadruple within the next century, reaching over 160 million people. Kenya's rising population reached it peak in the mid 1980s, when the average woman gave birth approximately 8 children. Since 1985 that number has dropped down to 3,98 children per woman. This is a huge step in the right direction, but there are still important problems that needs to be taken care of. The extraordinarily high unemployment rates have a huge economic impact on the countries. Due to the majority of the unemployed in developing countries are young people. The result is the loss of super-innovative ideas that are driving the economy and setting the pace for the rest of the country, are lost. The end up as wasted resources, resulting in fewer jobs, which again results in worse possibilities. The outcome is an evil circle, and it becomes bigger the more you ignore it.

Sources:

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/jul/11/africa-kenya-population-youth-unemployment

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