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Title:Unemployment among Secondary School Leavers in Kenya
Authors:Kinyanjui, Kabiru
Shepherd, Donald
Periodical:East Africa Journal
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:school leavers
youth employment
Labor and Employment
Education and Oral Traditions
Abstract:As the secondary school output has continued to grow, employment projects have become increasingly competitive. Between 1964 and 1968 the number of fourth form leavers rose from 6,455 to 12,835 per year. Over the same period Kenya's economy grew by about 20 per cent. Between 1968 and 1971, while the economy grew by another 20 per cent, fourth form output increased by 93 per cent. Analysing the Tracer Project sample of 1968 secondary school leavers, this paper describes which pupils experience the greatest difficulty in finding employment. Sections: Introduction - Determinants of unemployment - Future prospects for school leavers - Conclusions. Notes, tables.