n Commonwealth Youth and Development - Promoting adolescent livelihoods

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1727-7140



This article describes a number of reasons that young people, specifically adolescents, work, and assesses the value of their work. The author then explores the sustainable livelihoods approach to the world of work, linking it to the rights-based approach to development. She concludes by making a number of recommendations that will ensure that sustainable livelihoods are viewed as an integral part of personal, family and community needs.

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