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BANK DEVELOPMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN KENYA: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION

Sheilla Nyasha, Nicholas Odhiambo () and Mercy T. Musakwa ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Mercy T. Magombeyi

No AESRIWP18, Working Papers from African Economic and Social Research Institute (AESRI)

Abstract: This study has empirically investigated the impact of bank development on unemployment in Kenya, based on time-series data spanning from 1991 to 2019. Using the ARDL bounds testing approach, the results of the study have revealed that in Kenya, the impact of bank development on unemployment, though time-invariant, depends largely on the proxy used to measure the level of bank development. Consistent with expectations, bank development – as proxied by liquid liabilities, bank deposits, deposit money bank assets and the banking development index – has been found to have a negative impact on unemployment in Kenya. However, when bank development is proxied by the domestic credit to private sector by banks, its impact on unemployment was found to be statistically insignificant. These results were found to apply consistently in the long run and in the short run.

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