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What prolongs youth unemployment in The Gambia?

Ceesay, Masanneh Landing and Kakengi, Veronica (2020): What prolongs youth unemployment in The Gambia?

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Abstract

This paper intends to analyse unemployment duration among youths in The Gambia using data from the Gambia Labor Force Survey conducted in 2018. The general profile of unemployed youth shows that unemployment is a major challenge in The Gambia’s labour market. Of the unemployed youths, majority are found to experience long term unemployment while the remaining proportion experience short spell of unemployment. Logistic regression is applied to analyse the effect of education attainment, sex, area of residence, marital status as well as differently able status on unemployment duration. Education attainment, area of residence as well as marital status has shown to have significant effect on youth unemployment duration. Sex and differently able of youths are statistically not significant.

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