Munich Personal RePEc Archive

What prolongs youth unemployment in The Gambia?

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

[thumbnail of MPRA_paper_113516.pdf]

Download (397kB) | Preview


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.

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact us: mpra@ub.uni-muenchen.de

This repository has been built using EPrints software.

MPRA is a RePEc service hosted by Logo of the University Library LMU Munich.