Youth and inequality

Time to support youth as agents of their own future

Publication date: 12 August 2016
Author: Jennifer Glassco, Department of Anthropology, McGill University Lina Holguin, Policy and Campaigns Director, Oxfam-Québec

Young women and men today must grapple with serious social, political and environmental problems inherited from their elders. Yet they are systematically excluded from policy decisions, even though young people make up one quarter of humanity.

By marshaling the energy, creativity and talents of youth to address the multiple inequalities they face, we will all reap a ‘demographic dividend’ and build a fairer world.