The event will present this academic research project From Education to Employment: Youth Trajectories in Jordan and Lebanon in the Context of Protracted Displacement by Oxford Brookes University and the center of Lebanese studies in the Lebanese American university. In displacement settings, what shapes the trajectories of young people from education into employment?
This research program is based in Lebanon and Jordan, two countries with a long history of hosting refugees. It analyzes the trajectories from education to employment of youth with different legal and socio-economic statuses in various regions in each country and aims to further understand how education opportunities and experiences of refugees shape their pathways into employment and unemployment. The trajectories of Syrians and Palestinian refugees will be juxtaposed with those of vulnerable Lebanese and Jordanian youth, to examine the role of legal status, a critical but understudied dimension, since much of the discussion and research remain focused on the poor outcomes of education in protracted conflict.