Young People and the Future of Emerging Markets announced as subject for EMS 2016
The Emerging Markets Symposium in January 2016 will focus on Young People and the Future of Emerging Markets. Previous symposia on Maternal and Child Health (2014) and Ageing (2015) have addressed challenges and opportunities associated with the beginning and the end of the life course. The next symposium will focus on complex, urgent yet largely neglected issues associated with another critical phase of life. The symposium will explore headline issues of poverty, inequality, unemployment, disjunctions between education and labour markets, alienation and political unrest. It will also explore stories behind the headlines such as the impact of changing family structures on young lives, the effects of urbanization and the consequences of external migration. These issues are not unique to emerging markets but nowhere else do they occur on a comparable scale, evolve at comparable speeds or have a more critical bearing on the future.