Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research

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Socio-Economic Effects of Unemployment among the Youth in Nigeria
Socio-Economic Effects of Unemployment among the Youth in Nigeria
Yakubu Abdullahi Yarima
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  • Universiti Utara Malaysia

  • Abstract

    The issue of unemployment is a worldwide phenomenon. It has become topic of discussion across professional gatherings in media and commentary reviews, employer surveys, national economic debates, social networks and employee forums. The study was conducted to determine the socio-economic effects of unemployment among the youth within Azare metropolitan, Katagum local government area of Bauchi state, Nigeria. Two research questions were developed in consonance with what the study sought to find out and three null hypotheses were formulated and tested at the probability at 0.05 level of significance. Structured questionnaire items were adapted by the researcher and validated by two experts for the face and content validation of the instrument. The questionnaire was used for collection of data from 286 respondents randomly selected as a sample within the study area. The data collected were analyzed using simple frequency, percentage and chi-square techniques. The analysis showed that there is significant relationship between unemployment and the youth involvement into social crimes which affects national security. Based on the findings of this study the paper recommended among other things that government should formulate and effectively implement proper policy measures that will drastically reduce youth unemployment rate in the country.

    Keywords
    Socio-economic; Unemployment; Youth unemployment; Nigeria.

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    Yarima, Yakubu Abdullahi. "Socio-Economic Effects of Unemployment among the Youth in Nigeria." Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research 3.5 (2014): 240-249.
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    Yarima, Y. A. (2014). Socio-Economic Effects of Unemployment among the Youth in Nigeria. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research , 3 (5), 240-249.
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    Yarima, Yakubu Abdullahi. "Socio-Economic Effects of Unemployment among the Youth in Nigeria." Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research 3, no. 5 (2014): 240-249.
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