Effects of Unemployment on Kenya's Economy Research Paper

Effects of Unemployment on Kenya's Economy
The paper examines unemployment in Kenya in order to determine the different causes and suggests policies that could be implemented to alleviate the problem.
# 145083 | 4,443 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | KE
Published on Oct 25, 2010 in Economics (Labor) , Labor Studies (General) , Sociology (Poverty)

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The paper begins by defining and relating the effects of unemployment in general before taking a closer look at the unemployment situation in Kenya. Using available literature and with the use of graphs and tables, the paper examines the causes of unemployment in Kenya and the effects unemployment has on the unemployed and their families as well as on Kenyan society. The final section of the paper outlines some possible solutions to alleviate and solve the problems of high unemployment in Kenya.

Table of Contents
Background Information
Statement of The Problem
Objectives of The Study
General Objectives
Specific Objectives
The Significance Of The Study
Literature Review
General Literature
Equilibrium and Disequilibrium Unemployment
Specific Literature
Overview of Literature
Conceptual Framework
The Theoretical Model
Claimant Count
Three-Monthly Labor Force Survey
Empirical Model
Summary and Policy Implications To Unemployment

From the Paper:

"In developing countries, Kenya being one of them, unemployment rates are very high and they lead to poverty as there is no payment of unemployment benefits for upkeep. The number of people unemployed currently in Kenya stands at over 2 Million or 14.6% of the labour force, 45% of the sum comprising the youths. In 1978, the urban unemployment rate was 7%.By 1986,it had increased to 16% and continued to increase to 25% in 1999.Unemployment has led to creation of slums where there are very low standards of living making people vulnerable to ailments due to poor health conditions.
"Causes of unemployment are majorly due to very few job opportunities compared to the number of students who clear tertiary education. Another cause can be lack of information of where the jobs are."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Republic of Kenya. (2003): Investment Program for the Economic Recovery strategy for wealth and unemployment creation; 2003-2004. Government printer, Nairobi.
  • Stan lake, G and Grant, 5 (2003) Introductory Economics. 7th Edition, Longman, Essex.
  • Michael Parkin (1996) Macroeconomics.3rd edition. Addison Wesley Publishing Company, USA.
  • John, L. Phillip, H and Bahdur, K (1999) An Introduction to Modern Economics.5th Edition.Longman, Essex.
  • Hardwick P, Khan B and Langmead, J (1994) An Introduction to Modern Economics. 4th edition, Essex: Longman

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