Generation C: for young Asians, coronavirus defines bleak new era of vanishing career prospects


The Covid‑19 pandemic is upending the economic futures of young people across the Asia-Pacific.As economies across the region plunge into their worst recessions in generations, workers in their 20s and 30s are facing the brunt of lay-offs as workplaces shed employees on a last-in, first-out basis.The Asian Development Bank and the International Labour Organisation have predicted that up to 15 million youth jobs in the region’s 13 countries will disappear in 2020. Those who can find work face…

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