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Educated youth in Kenya: negotiating waithood by greening livelihoods

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The burgeoning scholarship on African youth indicates that young people are experiencing difficulties in attaining social adulthood and spend extended time in waithood – a period of economic and job insecurities that is becoming a permanent marker of their youth, affecting their life trajectories and future aspirations (Honwana, 2012; Locke & te Lintelo, 2012). Youth waithood involves navigating precarious conditions arising under neoliberalism and its economic liberalization reforms, ...

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Oxford University

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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