Source: Islamic Republic News Agency
Unemployment is a major concern of young people in Iran, which compels more youths to remain single. Tuesday edition of the English language newspaper Iran Daily wrote that lack of responsibility and inadequate skills are also contributing to this issue, said an Iranian sociologist.
(cartoon by Firouzeh Mozaffari, Shargh daily)
Dr. Tahmineh Shaverdi warned of the rise in the number of young unmarried people or those who decide to live alone, noting that this kind of living can have adverse consequences for the society.
ˈIn the past, living alone was viewed as an improper way of living in Iran, but these days a large number of youths tend to remain unmarried and live alone,ˈ she said, adding that insufficient income and economic problems are to be blamed.
Shaverdi, however, highlighted the role of parents in bringing up responsible children and noted that parents, officials and youths are three sides of a triangle concerning planning and analyzing youth-related issues.
The sociologist also said reduction in the quality of parent-child relationship and an increase in families dominated by children have affected the quality of life of young adults.
ˈYouths, today, have a low level of tolerance, which has raised the divorce rate in the country,ˈ she said.
Youths are also concerned about an uncertain future because they lack the competency to find solutions to their problems.
Shaverdi noted that the media and universities must help improve the job skills of youths.
ˈThe requirements of todayˈs life is not comparable with those of the past, as youths have to gain more knowledge about occupational and relationship skills,ˈ she said.
Shaverdi explained that sometimes you need to receive a PhD to land a job because of the requirements of your field of study and sometimes you have to start from zero to gain experience.
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