Vocational Education in Developing Countries
However, one problem with all this: We are out of time. The land consolidation may be happening - that indeed is what goes as growth in most developing countries - but the industrial job growth has not kept pace with the release of agricultural excess labour. In most developing countries, there was a great number of urban unemployed anyway to start with; their ranks have just swelled with the armies of people coming from the villages. But the hope that they will transition into industrial labour force remains unreal, because the factories and businesses today employ a lot less people per unit of output. Further, once the government gives in to the demand of the businesses for more flexible labour laws, another element of the economists' prescription, this is likely to result in an additional crop of periodically unemployed, robbing the others of even the residual hope that they could, with some skills, may end up having a steady middle class life, as seen on TV.