Kabul’s educated youth: What kind of future?
At a time when 68 % of the population of Afghanistan is under 25 years, the research aims at getting an insight into the mindsets of Kabul’s educated young generation. The research was conducted on a sample of 300 male and female students from government and private universities in Kabul during the month of March 2011. The students were selected from law, economics, engineering, medical and social science faculties in equal numbers i.e. 150 male and 150 female students. From each of the faculties 30 male and female students were interviewed. The age group of the sampled students ranges between 18 to 26 years and the average age is 23 years. Commensurate with the ratio of various ethnicities in Afghanistan, the sample is represented by 38% Pashtuns, 25% Tajiks, 19% Hazaras, 7% Uzbeks and 11% other ethnicities.