Citations


Contact Us

For Marketing, Sales and Subscriptions Inquiries
2637 E Atlantic Blvd #43110
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
USA

Conference List

Journal of Social Economics Research

June 2018, Volume 5, 2, pp 51-62

Social Protection and Agricultural Production in ECOWAS: The Youth Unemployment Question

Romanus Osabohien

,

Godswill Osuma

,

Chisom Ndigwe

,

Emmanuel Ozordi

Romanus Osabohien 1

Godswill Osuma 2 Chisom Ndigwe 2 Emmanuel Ozordi 4

  1. Department of Economics and Development Studies, Covenant university, Ota, Nigeria 1

  2. Department of Banking and Finance, Covenant university, Ota, Nigeria 2

  3. Department of Accounting, Covenant university, Ota, Nigeria 4

Pages: 51-62

DOI: 10.18488/journal.35.2018.52.51.62

Share :

Article History:

Received: 17 August, 2018
Revised: 25 September, 2018
Accepted: 01 November, 2018
Published: 30 November, 2018


Abstract:

In an economy youths play a very pivotal role as they constitute the greatest share of human resource which is essential in the economic development of a country. However, this potential in built in youth if not efficiently harnessed through gainful employment, portends a danger to the society. Youth unemployment can be likened to time dynamite if effective policies are not put in place to create employment for the youth especially in ECOWAS where graduate unemployment has been on the increase. On the other hand, the agricultural sector remains the most veritable tool for generating youth employment, poverty reduction and the attainment of food security. At any rate, the capacity of the agricultural sector to generate employment depends greatly on how the sector is been protected, which creates incentive to operate as business just as recently enshrined in agricultural transformation agenda; however, agricultural output can be enhanced by social protection programmes. Thus, this study examines the extent of social protection policies that are related to agricultural sector and how it influences the level of youth employment in ECOWAS using panel cointegration econometric analysis finds that in the long run, agriculture has the potential for ameliorating youth unemployment in ECOWAS.
Contribution/ Originality

Keywords:

Agriculture, Production, Social protection, Youth unemployment, ECOWAS.

Reference:


Statistics:

Google Scholor ideas Microsoft Academic Search bing Google Scholor

Funding:

This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgement:

All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

Related Article

( 1 ) The Climate Change Menace, Food Security, Livelihoods and Social Safety in Northern Ghana
( 2 ) Social Sustainability of High-Rise Buildings
( 3 ) Social Security; A Public Policy for Good Governance in Nigeria: The Role of Nigerian Legislature
( 4 ) Promoting Local Acceptability of International Oil Companies (IOCS) Through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The Case of Tullow Oil in Ghana
( 5 ) The Wider Vision of Social Policy: Exploring the Ways of Curbing Violence against Women in Four Wards of Shamva North Constituency (Zimbabwe)
( 6 ) The Investment Performance of Socially Responsible Investment in Japan
( 7 ) Relevance of Stakeholders Theory, Organizational Identity Theory and Social Exchange Theory to Corporate Social Responsibility and Employees Performance in the Commercial Banks in Nigeria
( 8 ) Analyzing Factors Affecting the Success of Social Media Posts for B2b Networks: A Fractional-Factorial Design Approach
( 9 ) Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility on Banks Financial Performance in Nigeria: A Study of United Bank of Africa
( 10 ) Social Protection Programmes, Agricultural Production and Youth Employment in Nigeria: Analysis from LSMS-ISA
( 11 ) The Role of Social Entrepreneurship in Pakistan and its Impact on Economy
( 12 ) Social Protection and Agricultural Production in ECOWAS: The Youth Unemployment Question
( 13 ) Financial Market Predictions with Factorization Machines: Trading the Opening Hour Based on Overnight Social Media Data
( 14 ) Does Social Barriers Influence Women's Intention toward Entrepreneurship?
( 15 ) The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure on Corporate Financial Performance
( 16 ) Perceived Poverty and Alleviation Efforts of Kogi State Community and Social Development Agencies in Kogi State: An Empirical Investigation
( 17 ) The Role of Social Security Program for Enhancing Seniors Longevity
( 18 ) Productive Welfare Policy: An Innovative Way in Social Safety Net in Malaysia
( 19 ) The Impact of Social Media on Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest
( 20 ) Milk or Wine: Are Critical Infrastructure Protection Architectures Improving with Age?
( 23 ) The Link Between Agricultural Budgetary Allocation and Economic Growth in Nigeria
( 24 ) Rural Roads Infrastructure and Agricultural Products Distribution: A Focus on Akure South Local Government Area, Ondo State, Nigeria
( 27 ) Does Agricultural Sector Contribute to the Economic Growth in Case of Republic of Benin?
( 28 ) Forecasting Prices of Three Important Agricultural Crops in Bangladesh
( 29 ) The Impact of Rice Production, Consumption and Importation in Nigeria: The Political Economy Perspectives
( 30 ) Comparative Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Milk Production Systems in Uasin Gishu County of Kenya
( 33 ) Multivariate Analysis in Formulation of the Benefit-Cost Index Related to the Sugarcane Production System in the Quirinopolis Municipality Productive Center, Goias, Brazil