It’s got many labels: The recession generation, the quarter life crisis or very simply young and unemployed.
On Thursday 5th November @ 1000 GMT World Update with Dan Damon will be taking a close look at what the economic downturn has done to the employment prospects of those who are young and very qualified.
Just recently British magazine The Spectator described the very real feelings of “despair, despondency and betrayal” felt by those who have put time, effort and money into getting a qualification only to find their graduation day coincides with the biggest global economic implosion in years.
And let’s not foget those for whom the West represents the paragon of opportunity . . . people like Ibrahim have travelled thousands of miles to get educated and employed in developed countries. Right now they face trying to pay for their studies with a fast dissipating income and no prospect of a job — even part-time.
We’ll hear from graduates who can’t get a job, plus special reports from Spain and Japan — two countries credit-crunched harder than most — plus what about not getting qualified? We’ll hear from Zahra and Chris who both opted not to do further education and, crucially, are currently in work.
World Update, 1000 GMT, live from the lawn of the School of Oriental and African Studies — one of London’s top international schools.