Migration Prospects of Youths Employed in Nigerian Cities

20 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2014

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Oluyomi Ola-David

Covenant University

Emmanuel O. Amoo

Covenant University

Oluranti Olurinola

Covenant University

Theophilus Fadayomi

Elizade University - Department of Economics

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This paper explores the challenge of youth employment in the Nigerian context with a bid to demonstrate interconnections among socio-economic characteristics and incessant youth migration. Univariate and multivariate analysis were carried out with the use of youth data (N=1353) culled from a survey of street traders in urban centres of Nigeria. The analysis results indicate gender, employment status, marital commitments, migrant status and mode of trading as statistically significant determinants of youth migration in search of better opportunities. Owing to the non-availability of desirable jobs for the educated youths, majority seek further migration from their current business locations in search of better job opportunities: both at home and abroad. In order to reduce the incidence of skilled migration we recommend that policy emphasis be placed on vocational and entrepreneurship training. Further, given the growing incidence of urbanization, we noted the crucial need for an employment-generating macroeconomic framework.

Keywords: Youth employment, street trading, cities, continuous migration

Suggested Citation

Ola-David, Oluyomi and Amoo, Emmanuel O. and Olurinola, Oluranti and Fadayomi, Theophilus, Migration Prospects of Youths Employed in Nigerian Cities (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2513137 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2513137

Oluyomi Ola-David (Contact Author)

Covenant University ( email )

Canaanland
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Ota, 24001
Nigeria

Emmanuel O. Amoo

Covenant University ( email )

Canaanland
Km 10 Idiroko road
Ota, 24001
Nigeria

Oluranti Olurinola

Covenant University ( email )

Canaanland
Km 10 Idiroko road
Ota, 24001
Nigeria

Theophilus Fadayomi

Elizade University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.M.B. 002
Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
Nigeria

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