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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Apprentices in the informal sector of Nigeria
Author:Oyeneye, O.Y.
Periodical:Labour, Capital and Society
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:on-the-job training
informal sector
Abstract:Given the variety of occupations in the so-called informal sectors for which only scanty data are available, the inductive approach appears to be the most desirable for understanding the sector. With this in mind, the present study has collected information about apprentices in the craft segment of the informal sector in two medium-sized Nigerian towns. The crafts selected for study were leather working, calabash carving, weaving, tailoring, radio and TV repairing, and fitting (automobile repair). A sample of 336 male apprentices were selected from these crafts and data gathered regarding their age, level of educational attainment, place of origin, reasons for taking up apprenticeship training, father's occupation and education, as well as the aspirations of the apprentice. The findings suggest that while there are significant similarities in the social background, characteristics and aspirations of the apprentices, there are also discernable differences explained by the type of craft in which they are engaged. Notes, tab., French sum. p. 68.