A restaurant worker takes a break in Central, Hong Kong. In many advanced societies, the job imbalance is skewed – the existing labour force fears retrenchment, whereas the young face intense competition for scarce jobs. Photo: AP

Societies under stress: why creating jobs for youth is vital

Andrew Sheng says the huge disparities in income and access to opportunity in the global economy are reflected in the prospects facing many young people today. Policymakers must take note

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A restaurant worker takes a break in Central, Hong Kong. In many advanced societies, the job imbalance is skewed – the existing labour force fears retrenchment, whereas the young face intense competition for scarce jobs. Photo: AP
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