A Case Study of the Social Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Youth in Four Neighbourhoods in Maputo City, Mozambique

Abstract

This report presents the findings of the perceptions study, ‘The Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Youth – A Case Study in Four Neighbourhoods of Maputo City’. It builds on primary data gathered in four neighbourhoods of Maputo City and secondary data from various sources relevant to the study, collected from September 2010 to February 2011.

The study aims at assessing urban and peri-urban youth’s perspectives on their vulnerability to shocks and risks, their development, and social and economic capabilities, well-being and future opportunities. The study focuses on the potential social and economic impacts on youth of the recent global crisis and covers the following dimensions: 1) employment and economic activities, 2) poverty, famine and livelihood strategies, 3) education, 4) health, 5) social and emotional well-being, and 6) gender differences in experiences of vulnerability.

Citation

ODI, London, UK. 38 pp.

A Case Study of the Social Impact of the Global Economic Crisis on Youth in Four Neighbourhoods in Maputo City, Mozambique

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