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Type Journal Article - Social Sciences and Humanities
Title The effect of unemployment on socio economic status of the people in Jaffna district, Sri Lanka
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 246-254
URL http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/bitstream/handle/123456789/1482/4 th Int Symp_2014_Article_31_Pages from​246-254.pdf?sequence=1
Among the working-age population, one of the most damaging individual experiences is
unemployment. Mostly it is a serious issue in third world countries like SriLlanka. The main aim of this
study is to identifies the nature of the unemployment and its imp -being among
the working age group with respect to their vocational activities such as income, savings housing
,health, education and other social welfare in Jaffna District in Sri Lanka. The primary data were
collected from 100 unemployed households in Jaffna District by using structured questionnaire. The
techniques such as descriptive statistics such as descriptive and regression model were used in this
study. The results of the regression model indicate that the unemployment negatively affecting in all
economic and social conditions of the people in Jaffna District. Finally the overall results reveal that
among unemployed people, non-pecuniary factor such as job prospects, health and social relations
show significant effects on individual well-being, along with their income. Policy makers have to take
necessary actions incorporating strategic approaches which can reduce the unemployment and improve
the well-being of the people in Jaffna District, Sri Lanka. Specially government have to consider this
main economic problem in its future changes of monetary and fiscal policy.

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