Studying Selected Youth Transition Studies Between the Global North and South: A Conceptual & Methodological Analysis

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 6:45 PM
Room: F204
Distributed Paper
Keith Aaron JOVEN , University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Debbie Mariz MANALILI , Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
This paper examines selected youth transition statistics and studies between the Global North and South, and focuses at understanding how conceptually and methodologically these studies may be related and contextualized to researching “transition crisis” in the Philippines. It focuses at assessing unemployment and education performance indexes from selected countries, and identifies how these statistical variations reflect similarities and differences along work-education nexus across cultures. Methodologically, the paper evaluates empirical designs of selected studies to recognize what good measure of youth transition estimate may be applicable to Global South countries like the Philippines. In the end, the paper draws insights from youth statistics and content analysis of studies to inform the design and texture of conducting local youth transition research in the Philippines.