Social protection: what about young people not in employment, not in education, not in training?

The inadequacy of the skills offered by the educational system in relation to the labor demand from the economic sectors is a characteristic of the youth labor market in Africa. An important proportion of youth with higher education is exposed to “invisible unemployment”. Indeed, young people are more and more under the constraint of accepting unskilled workers and employees or office employees’ jobs (ILO, 2013).

The aim of this resaerch is to measure the NEET rate in Senegal, based on the standard ILO method and an approach by extension which encompasses the under employed youth and explain its determinants. In section 1, the authors give first a situation of the youth labor market. Afterwards, they deal with the methodology in section 2 and finally, give the results in section 3.