Urban Unemployment Patterns: Challenges, Coping Mechanisms and Self Employment Trends in Ethiopian Urban Centers
International Journal of Science, Technology and Society
Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2020, Pages: 28-38
Received: Mar. 3, 2020; Accepted: Apr. 7, 2020; Published: May 27, 2020
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Efa Tadesse Debele, Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Currently, urban unemployment is alarming with drastic scenario. In this regard urban areas area highly affected by unemplyments. For this problem several factors are assumed to be in charge. These factors themselves vary from place to place. Urban areas occupied by numerous residents. Those residents are mainly jobseekers. Urban unemployment touches enormous issues include difficulties related to joblessness, system of dealing with such difficulties, entrepreneurship or self employment tendencies and complexity of the patterns of urban unemployment problems. However, the challenges, coping mechanisms, self employment trends and patterns of urban unemployment issues were not well examined and analyzed. Therefore, in this research those gaps were considered and key findings were realized. This research utilized quantitative data source and quantitative research methods were employed. Statistical packages for social sciences (SPSS) version 20 software was utilized for both descriptive and inferential statistics. In fact, socio-demographic characteristics of respondents such as sex, educational categories and marital status were examined. Furthermore, variables, which potentially predict urban unemployment rate, were sufficiently quantified. Association and regression analysis was done for patterns of urban unemployment that help to identify determinants of urban unemployment. So this article was supposed to fill previous gaps concerning quantification of urban unemployment and its patterns.
Urban Unemployment Patterns, Challenges, Coping Mechanisms, Self Employment Rate
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Efa Tadesse Debele, Urban Unemployment Patterns: Challenges, Coping Mechanisms and Self Employment Trends in Ethiopian Urban Centers, International Journal of Science, Technology and Society. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2020, pp. 28-38. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsts.20200802.12
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