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The nature of unemployment in urban Ethiopia

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With around 50% of the urban men between age 15 and 30 unemployed, Ethiopia has one of the highest unemployment rates worldwide. This paper describes the nature of unemployment among young men in urban Ethiopia. We analyse the determinants of incidence and duration and find that most variables have the same effect on both. Unemployment is concentrated among relatively well-educated first time job seekers who come from the middle classes. Mean duration of unemployment is close to four years an...

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Not peer reviewed

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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "University of East Anglia"
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics - Centre for the study of African Economies
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Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
Funding agency for:
Serneels, P
Grant:
R00429834677
Series:
CSAE working paper series
Place of publication:
http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/main-wps.html
Publication date:
2004-01-01
Language:
English
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2009-03-02

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