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Ungdomsarbetslöshet i Namibia: En kvalitativ studie bland unga arbetslösa i Katutura
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Youth unemployment in Namibia : A qualitative study among young unemployed in Katutura (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to reach an understanding of how young unemployed in Namibia perceive their chances of getting an official employment. The unemployment rates in the country are high and many have to work on the informal labour market toget an income at all.

A qualitative methodology using interviews was chosen to reach an understanding of the interviewees´ situations. The interview guide was based on YOUNEX interview guide, but changed a bit to fit the Namibian context. Three women and three men were interviewed. The analyzing of the material was performed using theories discussing functions of an employment, social exclusion, social surroundings, finances and shame and different ways of entering the labour market.

The results show that positive thinking and dreams of a better life are strong driving forces that keep unemployed persons´ hopes up of finding an employment. The biggest issues are the financial problems that force them to work the streets.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 47 p.
Keyword [en]
Unemployment, shame, exclusion
National Category
Work Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-31784OAI: diva2:708455
Subject / course
Working Life Science
Educational program
Human Resource Management and Work Organisation (180 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2014-04-28 Created: 2014-03-27 Last updated: 2014-04-28Bibliographically approved

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