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  1. 1. Candidates Names<br />Registration Number<br />Title of the study<br />Name of school<br />TITLE: An Investigation into the Effects of Unemployment on Youths in Lauders <br />TASK: 1<br />Research Question: What are the effects of unemployment on youths in Greggs?<br />How unemployment effects youths in Greggs Task two<br />Method of Investigation: The method of investigation used for this project is in the form of a questionnaire.<br /> Greggs Village<br /> Greggs P.O<br /> 17th September 2009<br />Dear Respondents <br />√ My name is Leroy Walker. I am a fifth form student of the St Clair Dacon Secondary School (SCDSS). The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) Social Studies syllabus requires that students complete a School Based Assessment (S.B.A). The topic for my project is: How unemployment effects youths in Greggs. I am soliciting your assistance towards the completion of my project. Please complete the following questionnaire. You are advised to answer the following question honestly and truthfully. Since you do not have to write your names anywhere, no one will ever know who answered in a particular way. Remember this is not a test. There are no rights or wrong answers. Most of the questions can be answered by a check in a box like this or the other are be writing questions. I am looking forward for your kind cooperation. <br />Thanking you<br />Yours sincerely,<br />Leroy Walker <br />Gender:<br /><ul><li>Male Female </li></ul> Age Group<br />15 – 20 21 – 25<br />26 – 30 31 – 35<br />1. What level of education you have attained<br />Primary Secondary Tertiary<br /> <br /> 2. How fine have you recu in school <br />Grade 1-3 Grade4-6 None <br />Form1-2 Form 3-5 <br /> <br />3. Have you ever worked before?<br />Yes No<br /> 4. How long have you been without a job?<br />1 year and under 2 - 4 years<br />5 years and more None<br /> <br />5. Which of the following reasons contributes to you being unemployed?<br /><ul><li>Lack of education
  2. 2. Lack of experience
  3. 3. Applying for jobs without no vacancies available
  4. 4. Awaiting results from exams
  5. 5. Looking for a specific job</li></ul> 6. How do you meet your basic needs?<br /><ul><li>Family and loved ones
  6. 6. Illegal activities
  7. 7. Friends
  8. 8. Other_____________________________________
  9. 9. (Please specify) </li></ul> <br /> 8. Does your unemployment cause quarrel in the home?<br />Yes No<br /> 9. Have you ever been arrested for unlawful offence?<br />Yes No<br /> <br />10. Do you have any child or children?<br />Yes No<br /> <br />11. What do you do in your spare time?<br /><ul><li>Hang out on the block with friends
  10. 10. Getting into trouble
  11. 11. Stay at home
  12. 12. Other_____________________________________
  13. 13. (Please specify) </li></ul>12. Select one job you would like to obtain……………………………………….<br />13. What types of work you would like to have and why____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________<br />14. What you can do to provides ________________________________________<br />_________________________________________________________________<br />15.<br />Task four<br />Collection of data procedure<br /> To gather information for this project the researcher constructed a questionnaire. The questionnaires were distributed to twenty youths in lauders. The sample consists of ten males and ten females, between the age group of eighteen to thirty five. The sample was selected using the simple random sampling by placing the names of fifty names of youths in my community in a bag. The bag was shaken and the first twenty names selected were given a questionnaire to complete. The questionnaires were distributed on…………….<br />Task five<br />Presentation of Data: Data is presented in my project by using a bar graph, a pie chart and a histogram. <br />Figure 1<br />Figure two<br />Figure three<br />Task six<br />Explanation of data <br /> Figure one is a bar graph showing the response of the youths as to the level of education they achieved . Of the three levels of education it was seen that majority of the respondents atained a secondary education, followed by an primary education and the minority atained a tertiary education.<br />Figure two is a histogram illustrating how many subjects were gained by youths in Lauders. From the histogram it is seen that a great number of youths are not well educated. Fortypercent(40%) of them has gained under five subjects, not including Mathematics and English. Thirty five percent (35%)of them did not get any subjects. persons with five subjects including mathematics and english was at fifteen percent and lastly the smallest amount ten percent for those who had five subjects including Mathematics only. <br />Figure three is a pie chart illustrating how the basic needs of youths are met due to their unemployment. It was noticed that a great majority of persons meet their basic needs via family and loved ones, eighty five percent of them to be precise. Ten percent of youths continue to exist by means of their friends and a reduced amount of five percent survive by doing illegal activities.<br />Task seven <br />Analysis of data<br />The age group of persons in lauders varies. The first question asked for the age group of the respondents. It was noticed that forty percent, bulk of the participants were within the age range of fifteen (through/to) twenty years of age. Twenty five percent of respondents is within the age range of twenty one (through/to) twenty five years of age. Twenty percent of the participants are within the age group of twenty six through thirty and the minority within the ages of thirty one through thirty five. From this it can be said that most of the respondents chosen by using the random sampling method where youths within the age gropus of fifteen through twenty years of age.<br /> Question one on my questionnaire asked the respondent what level of education they have obtained. A vast number of the participants attained a secondary education ( 45%), followed by an primary education (35%) and the minority attaining a tertiary education (20%). From the information mentioned above it can be said that majority of the youths in lauders are not well educated<br />.<br /> Question two asked the respondent how many subjects they have obtained. A great majority of the participants did not obtain a subject (35%). Thirty pecent (30%) gained under five subjects without Mathematics and english. Fifteen percent (15%) gained five subjects including mathematics and english. Ten percent (10%) gained five subjects including english alone while only five percent (5%) subjects including mathematics alone. From this it can be said that most youths are unemployed mainly because they do not have the educational qualifications or in other words they lack the compulsory subjects.<br /> <br />