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Advisors: Eshetu Gurmu (Ph.D)
Keywords: Youth, Employed,
Copyright: May-2011
Date Added: 28-Nov-2012
Publisher: AAU
Abstract: A high level of youth unemployment is one of the critical socio-economic problems facing Ethiopia. The intensity of the problem is high in urban areas in general, Debere Birhan in particular where youth face serious difficulty in getting employment. Various studies indicate the level of youth unemployment in Debere Birhan. However, little is known about the factors exacerbating youth unemployment in the study area. In light of this problem, this study is conducted with an objective of assessing the demographic and socioeconomic determinants of youth unemployment. Primary data collected from 600 youths randomly selected from the three kebeles of Debere Birhan town, North Showa Zone, Amhara National Regional State, are used for the study. Simple frequencies, cross tabulation and binary logistic regression model were used to analyze the data. Among all the respondents, 39.7 percent were found unemployed, while 60.3 percent were employed at the time of the study. The bivariate analysis showed that females and migrants were found unemployed. Youth who had secondary and below educational level, weak social network, inaccessible to business advisory services, and those who prefer paid employment were also found unemployed in the town. The multivariate analysis showed that sex, migration, education, social network, job preferences and access to business advisory services significantly determine youth unemployment in Debere Birhan town. Household income, father education, and marital status were found insignificantly related to youth unemployment. Based on the findings of the study: encourage youth to improve their education, empower females and increase their participation, encourage youth to increase their social networks, address the problem of migrants, and improve youth attitudes towards jobs in the formal sectors were suggested as recommendations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4130
Appears in:Thesis - Population Studies

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