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dc.contributor.authorPorter, Gina
dc.contributor.authorde Lannoy, Ariane
dc.contributor.authorBango, Andisiwe
dc.contributor.authorMunthali, Alister
dc.contributor.authorRobson, Elsbeth
dc.contributor.authorTanle, Augustine
dc.contributor.authorAbane, Albert
dc.contributor.authorOwusu, Samuel
dc.identifier.citationPorter, G., Hampshire, K., de Lannoy, A., Bango, A., Munthali, A., Robson, E., Tanle, A., Abane, A., and Owusu, S. (2018) Youth Livelihoods in the Cellphone Era: Perspectives from Urban Africa. J. Int. Dev., 30: 539– 558. doi: 10.1002/jid.3340
dc.description.abstractIssues surrounding youth employment and unemployment are central to the next development decade. Understanding how youth use mobile phones as a means of communicating and exchanging information about employment and livelihoods is particularly important given the prominence of mobile phone use in young lives. This paper explores and reflects on youth phone usage in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa, drawing on mixed-methods research with young people aged approximately 9–25 years, in 12 (high density) urban and peri-urban sites. Comparative work across these sites offers evidence of both positive and negative impacts. The final section of the paper considers policy implications.
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
dc.titleYouth Livelihoods in the Cellphone Era: Perspectives from Urban Africa Youth livelihoods in the Cellphone Era
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