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Technical Education and Vocational Training for Women: A case study of Yemen

Lara Uhlenhaut


Soaring population growth in Yemen has led to approximately 200,000 young people entering the labor market each year. Figures are outpacing labor demand, in a country where the deteriorating economy is leading to less job creation. The majority of youth in Yemen works mostly in the informal economy with no prospects of regular contracts, social security, or forms of insurance. The limited ability of the formal education system to prepare young people for the labor market is also leading to a chronic ‘skills shortage’ in Yemen.


vocational training; women; Yemen


Government of Yemen, Ministry of Technical Education and Vocational Training (MOTEVT). (2007). Republic of Yemen. The annual report (Sana’a).

Durr, M. L. (2004). Employment trends for women in Yemen. Retrieved August 18, 2009, from,

Women’s Studies and Development Centre, Women’s National Committee, Shima, and Oxfam GB. (2005). Campaign on early marriage in Yemen Retrieved August 18, 2009, from,

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DOI: 10.32380/alrj.v0i0.68


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