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Title:Employment policies and unemployment in Eastern and Southern Africa
Editor:Mihyo, Paschal B.ISNI
Year:2014
Pages:400
Language:English
City:Addis Ababa
Publisher:Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa
ISBN:9994455729; 9789994455720
Geographic terms:Ethiopia
Zambia
Kenya
Uganda
Namibia
Tanzania
Rwanda
Subjects:employment
policy research
youth unemployment
youth employment
labour policy
graduates
urban youth
Abstract:This edited volume takes a critical look at employment policies and unemployment/underemployment in several countries in Eastern and Southern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Namibia, Zambia). Various social groups are examined such as graduates and youths in general. Several contributors also use a macro analysis to investigate the problem of unemployment by looking at the role of the banking and business sectors as well as labour market policies enacted by the government. Contributions: Graduate unemployment and marginalization in Zambia: a dark cloud on the horizon (M. Liberty); Graduate preparation in Ethiopian public higher education institutions: perceptions of academic staff (D. A. Gebru); Evaluating the contribution of an entrepreneurship training degree programme in solving unemployment through job creation: the case of entrepreneurship graduates of Makerere University (S. Eyaa); The effectiveness of Youth Enterprise Development Fund (Kenya) as a sustainable strategy for youth employment (S. Cheruiyot, S. Didi); Assessment of the effectiveness of the National Youth Policy in addressing youth unemployment in urban Uganda (D. Massa); Experiences and aspirations of the unemployed youth in Ohangwena and Khomas Regions of Namibia (N. Namupala); Urban youth unemployment in Tanzania: analysis of causes and policy responses (D. Massawe); The impact of labour market institutional flexibility on employment creation and employees' job sustainability: the case of the banking sector in Tanzania (A. Kijaji); The role of business linkage in the growth of employment in Kenya's dairy industry (M. A. Kithinji); Socioeconomic causes of urban unemployment in Ethiopia (T. C. Cholo, T. G. Wassie); Urban unemployment in Addis Ababa and Arsi Zone of Oromia Region: determinants, consequences and coping strategies (D. Tolossa, D. Etana); Employed, yet poor: experiences from Zambia (M. Chibuye); Unemployment and underemployment in Rwandan rural areas: a case study of Huye District (E. Musabanganji, J. B. Rukundo); Policy considerations in tackling unemployment: concluding remarks (P. B. Mihyo). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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