WELL-BEING OF YOUTH: IMPACT OF UNEMPLOYMENT

Anita Sharma

Abstract


Objectives. The main objective of the present study was to examine and compare the level of well-being of employed youth with unemployed youth in both the genders.

Methods. A 2 X 2 Factorial design was used to study the role of unemployment in Well-being. The subjects were divided into two sub groups of employment i.e. employed (n=200) and un-employed (n=200), these subjects were further divided into two sub-groups based on genders, males (n-100) and females (n=100) included in equal number. A sample of 400 subjects (200 males and 200 females) was drawn randomly from Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh, aged between 21 to 45 years with mean age 38.5.

Results. Employed youth have reported significantly higher level of well-being than un-employed youth irrespective of the gender.

Conclusion. There is a detrimental impact of unemployment on the wellbeing of youth.

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