Youth in Bangladesh: Demographic Dividend or Demographic Disaster

Amima Najnin Maria


This study explores vital insights into the challenges facing youth in terms of employment opportunities in Bangladesh. Youth employment challenges are apparently to be related with the demographic challenges posed by growing youth populations in upcoming decades. Bangladesh since 2007 has had more working aged population than non-working, known as demographic dividend, and by 2040 this casement would begin to close. However, not being able to provide right match of employment opportunities for this lot of young people as they penetrate the labour market risks a ‘demographic disaster’. Bangladesh will need educated, healthy and productive labour force to en-cash its demographic dividends. This paper addresses the nature of employment profile of youth in Bangladesh with focus on the suggestions for challenges. The research methodology used is qualitative with major focus on secondary data.

Keywords: Youth, Employment, Demographic Dividend, Demographic Disaster, Bangladesh

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/10-16-15

Publication date: August 31st 2019

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