YOUTH BULGE: Demographic Dividend, Time Bomb, and other Futures


Taking a global view of the futures of youth, this article: (1) defines the youth bulge, (2) articulates four scenarios for the futures of youth (innovation and apps; unemployed and disempowered; virtual retreat; and transformed world), and (3) Short, medium, and long term implications for the MENA (Middle-East and North Africa) region are outlined.

Keywords: Demography, migration, youth bulge, youth futures, MENA (Middle-East and North Africa)

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