the respondents had formal education whilst the remaining 17% had no formal education. Hence this implied that majority of respondents had formal education. The data also indicates that majority 90% of the respondents were not employed, whilst the remaining were employed. Socio- Economic Characteristics of Respondents Variable Frequenc y Percentage Gender Male 12 40% Female 18 60% Total 30 100% Age ( years) 16-20 8 27% 21-24 12 40% 25-29 4 13% 30-34 3 10% 35-39 1 3% 40+ 2 7% 13
Causes and Effects of Youth Unemployment in St. Kitts and Nevis Total 30 100% Level of Education No education 5 17% Primary Education 0 0% Secondary Education 10 33% College 8 27% University 7 23% Others 0 0% Total 30 100% Employment Status Unemployed 27 90% Employed 3 10% Total 30 100% Table YU1 Bar Chart YU2 14
Causes and Effects of Youth Unemployment in St. Kitts and Nevis Frequency 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 15 6 5 2 2 Causes of Youth Unemployment in St. Kitts and Nevis Discrimination(Political, Cultural) Young Age Lack Acquaintances No Education No Work Experience/Skills Limited Jobs Other Bar Chart YU2 depicts the responses of the participants towards the causes of youth unemployment in St. Kitts and Nevis. With a ranking of 1st place Discrimination with 50% of the responses being affirmative as to why youths are not employed in St. Kitts and Nevis. Respondents indicated that they saw that political affiliations were the main reason rather than cultural barriers being the main reason why the youth are left jobless. 20% of the respondents indicated that it is hard for youths to get a job because of their age thus giving them second position in the list of causes. If you don't know someone bet your life it would be hard for you to get a job in St. Kitts and Nevis, hence research found that 17% of the respondents agreed to such statement. No work experience/skills and education tied for fourth position with 7%. 15
Causes and Effects of Youth Unemployment in St. Kitts and Nevis PieChart YU3 PieChart YU3 illustrates the effects of Youth Unemployment in St. Kitts and Nevis. The data indicates that Crime has the most effect with a large margin of 80%, following behind is poverty with 13% and last Frustration and Disappoint with 7%. With 83% of the respondents having formal education the mind is left to wonder as to why 90% these individuals are unemployed. Discussion and Conclusion 16 80.00% 13.33% 6.67% Effects of Youth Unemployment in St. Kitts and Nevis Crime Poverty Frustration/Disappointment
Causes and Effects of Youth Unemployment in St. Kitts and Nevis It is safe to say that majority of the respondents were those one may considered "youthful." Questionnaire responses stated that these individuals have been looking for jobs over a year span and majority of the respondents blamed discrimination, i.e, policitcal affiliations as to why they are unsuccessful in finding a job. It is real unfortunate in small Federation that politics have cost the youth of being able to be independent. We have always heard the saying " Youths are the future" , in St. Kitts and Nevis how will this quote prevail when persons are being objected for work because of their age? It is quite understandable that with age comes wisdom but the youths
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