Economy, Domestic Economy

Graduate Unemployment in Iran: Root Causes and Remedies

Graduate Unemployment: Root Causes and RemediesGraduate Unemployment: Root Causes and Remedies

The unemployment of a great portion of university graduates is an issue afflicting the Iranian society. 
In an article published in Financial Tribune’s sister newspaper Donya-e-Eqtesad, two graduates of social sciences, Ali Shirinabadi and Taqi Rahimi, looked into the causes of the problem and proposed suggestions to alleviate the deficiency. Excerpts of the article follow:
Four core problems cause the current state of affairs:
Firstly, the number of universities and colleges has increased from a mere 40 prior to the 1979 Islamic Revolution to more than a thousand, without equipping university graduates with the necessary skills and “sacrificing quality for the sake of quantity”. 


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