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HOW LITERACY AFFECTS UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS IN PALESTINE

Ahmed Salama
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Ahmed Salama: Károly Ihrig Doctoral School of Management and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

SEA - Practical Application of Science, 2017, issue 15, 363-371

Abstract: This paper aims to examine how literacy rate affects unemployment among different ages in Palestine. Using labour force surveys and annual reports of Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS, 2000-2015), we analyzed 16 years (2000-2015) regarding unemployment percentage and literacy rates among different ages in both genders in Palestine. Linear regression models were used to show how literacy rate affects unemployment among the various ages. The results showed that literacy rate is significantly correlated with the percentage of unemployment among ages of (15 to 24, 25 to 34, and 35 to 44). Gender is significantly correlated with the percentage of unemployment among the ages of (15 to 24, 25 to 34, and 45 to 54). A positive relationship appears between literacy and unemployment. Females have more unemployment than males among ages of (15 to 24 and 25 to 34). On the other side, females have less unemployment than males in the (35 to 44 and 45 to 54) age categories.

Keywords: Unemployment; Palestine; Literacy rate; Gender; Age (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 F66 I26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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