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Defining Youth: Toward Flexibility In Determining Youth Age Category (In Arabic)

The study argues that youth age category adopted by many international and other organisations, which defines the upper limit at 24 years, does not necessarily suit the national and local social and economic situations of many countries and communities.  In this way, a segment of the population, who in fact reflect the social and economic characteristics of youth, will be ignored when formulating policies and programmes targeting youth. The study calls for defining the age category of youth in accordance to local situations.