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Youth unemployment in Bhutan

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The paper attempts to study demographic and socio-economic characteristics associated with unemployed youth in Bhutan using Population and Housing Census of Bhutan, 2005. The study employed univariate and bivariate analysis techniques to achieve the objectives of the study. The study demonstrate that single female youth with university schooling residing in urban areas are more likely to be unemployed compared to their counterparts. The youth in western region is most disadvantaged in labour market compared to eastern and central region which have almost same unemployment rate. The study provides impetus for policy makers and recommend further in-depth analysis of unemployment among youths.

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