Growing Up in Iran: Tough Times for the Revolution's Children

September 2008
Brown Journal of World Affairs;Fall/Winter2008, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
The article examines obstacles to youth transitions in Iran, with the aim of explaining the reasons behind the failure of economic growth to ease transitions to adulthood. The irony of youth unemployment in the country is that it affects educated youth more severely than the less educated. Youth with less than a secondary school education have lower unemployment rates and seem to have benefited from economic growth. Problems with quality in schools go beyond lack of resources due to a large number of students. Popular distrust of capitalism is a major obstacle in reducing restrictions on private sector employment. The notion that the government can solve the youth employment problem runs wide in the society.


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