Youth unemployment is a widespread problem, tackled by different countries in the context of different types of economies. In 2009, at the beginning of the crisis overall labour force participation in Greece was 66 per cent, which was already lower than the EU27 average of 73 per cent. The crisis started to hit Greece harder during the period 2010–2011 and the labour force participation decreased even further due to the structural changes and austerity measures which produced effects that the socio-economic system could not easily support and react to.
In the Middle East, only 7.6% of women are early-stage entrepreneurs compared with 11.8% of men. Although there has been a gradual increase in the number of women running businesses, women entrepreneurs still face considerable barriers on their path to success. For example, many women still struggle to access financing sources, coaching opportunities and networks.
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