Education for self-employment: The traditional and informal sectors

This chapter deals with the second major sphere of the relation between education and employment according to the distinctions made in the first chapter. The deprivation gap is manifested by those educated unemployed who, growing tired of waiting, drop out of the queue for modern sector jobs and eventually find employment in the traditional and informal sectors. In other words, many of the young who enter the traditional and informal sectors were trained for a quite different way of life and given, by their education, attitudes and expectations not only in themselves inappropriate to their actual working lives and conditions but such as, also, to fill them with a sense of frustration and failure at having to accept that form of work. Education also affects the size of the deprivation gap. Insofar as it can serve to enhance the productive capacity of individuals and groups, and especially insofar as it can be designed to enhance those productive capacities, required by the traditional and informal sectors, it could, even in a small way, help:

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