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Career Predilections and Options to Opt Occupation for the Youth in Pakistan

Career Predilections and Options to Opt Occupation for the Youth in Pakistan
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Author(s): Muhammad Nawaz Tunio (Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt, Austria), Syed Mir Muhammed Shah (Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan), Muhammad Asif Qureshi (Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Pakistan), Ahmed Nawaz Tunio (Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan) and Erum Shaikh (The University of Modern Sciences, Tando Muhammad Khan, Pakistan)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 15
Source title: Developing Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Academia
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Muhammad Nawaz Tunio (Greenwich University, Karachi, Pakistan & Alpen Adria University, Klagenfurt, Austria), Erum Shaikh (The University of Modern Sciences, Tando Muhammad Khan, Pakistan), Kiran Chaudhary (Shivaji College, University of Delhi, India) and Tiep Le Thanh (Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Finance, Vietnam)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8505-4.ch009

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to find the employment options and career choices of young people in a developing country, Pakistan. In this regard, an exploratory approach is used to conduct this study. The findings of the study show that there are formal and informal options for the youth to choose occupations. Formal includes the employment opportunities provided by the government which include in the long term and short term in their services; however, informal employment includes different kinds of work in the different sectors. Overseas employment is the external option of the career choice for the youth. However, a business incubation center is an internal source of career for university students and graduates who want to opt for entrepreneurship as their career choice. This study provides implications for the government and non-government organizations to create different kinds of employment opportunities to accommodate the huge youth population and make them productive for the economic development of the country and reduce the rate of unemployment.

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