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Title: Youth Participation and Poverty Reduction in Makindye Division, Kampala District-Uganda
Authors: Jesica Catherine, Asio
Keywords: Youth Participation
Poverty Reduction
Makindye Division
Issue Date: Apr-2014
Publisher: Kampala International University, bachelors degree in social work and social administration
Abstract: The novelty in aim of this study was set in its grapple to analyze the potential of Uganda's populous youth in relation to the county's strategy to reduce·• the levels of poverty. Using ' Makindye sub-county in Kampala as the case study, the basic features of this work are presented in a chronology of five chapters. Chapter one sets the base for the study. It contains the background to the research, statement of the problem, purpose, objectives of the study; research questions which guided the study, the scope and the significance of the study. It also gives the definitions of the key concepts used in this study and the conceptual model. This study also was set to determine the relationship between youth participation and poverty reduction in makindye division. The five specific objectives the study based on were: (i) to determine the profile of respondents in terms of gender, age, marital status, level of education, (ii) to assess the existing strategies for the involvement of the youth in poverty reduction in Makindye division (ii) to establish the extent to which the youth contribute to poverty reduction in Makindye division (iii) to find out the challenges faced by youths in poverty reduction in Makindye division and (v) to recommend strategies that will further enhance youth participation in poverty reduction in makindye division basing on the findings of the study. It was based on descriptive correlation survey design. SAQ were used to collect primary data from 17 5 out of 310 respondents, using simple random sampling. Data analysis was done using SPSS's frequencies and percentages; means; and Pearson's Linear Correlation Coefficient. The findings showed that majority of the respondents were male, with age range of 20 - 25 years, more than half were single; holders of bachelor's degree and below, It went ahead to revealed that the level of youth participation at mean "'2 (low level). On the other hand the level of poverty reduction in stands at a mean "'3 (high level). The findings from PLCC showed a positive and significant relationship between youth participation and poverty reduction at (r = 0.894, sig. = 0.000). The researcher recommended that if poverty is to be reduced in makindye division, youth should; a) ensure that youth activity involvement should increase, (b) government should increase the youth budget and money should be released in time, ( c) many youth should be trained to participate in poverty eradication programmes and ( d) government should ensure that there is gradual introduction of new policies and programs for youth development and poverty reduction in the country.
Description: A Dissertation Presented To The College Of Humanities And Applied Sciences In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of The Degree Of Bachelors In Social Work And Social Administration Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/8448
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