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An analysis of the determinants of youth employment in Rwanda
School of Economics, College of Business and Economics University of Rwanda, Rwanda.
School of Economics, College of Business and Economics University of Rwanda, Rwanda.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics. Department of Economics, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7902-4683
2018 (English)In: UKH Journal of Social Sciences, ISSN 2520-7806, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main objective of this research is to analyze the determinants of youth employment in Rwanda from the point of view of the demand, supply and the general labor market. An analysis of the data shows that a skill gap is most critical for employment creation and a transition from school-to-work seems problematic. Further, questions remain about what factors influence youth employment in Rwanda and how youth employment is related to poverty reduction and distribution of income. The study uses a multinomial logit model to shed light on the determinants of youth employment status in the country using data from the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR). It verifies how the current status of youth employment in Rwanda has evolved over time and based on its findings it provides policy recommendations to promote youth employment. The research finds that youth employment in Rwanda is influenced by gender, age, education and geographical location. The finding of this research has implications for the youth unemployment in Kurdistan Region.

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University of Kurdistan Hewlêr , 2018. Vol. 2, no 2, p. 1-10
Keywords [en]
Entrepreneurship, human capital, labor supply, Rwanda, youth employment
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42423DOI: 10.25079/ukhjss.v2n2y2018.pp1-10Local ID: IHHÖvrigtISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-42423DiVA, id: diva2:1274937
Available from: 2019-01-03 Created: 2019-01-03 Last updated: 2019-01-03Bibliographically approved

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