Population Growth and Economic Development: Unemployment Challenge for Uganda

Nabukeera Madinah PhD


Much of the anxiety concerning the harmful consequence of a hasty population growth on economic development is grounded mainly on the understanding that in developing countries its linked on numerous challenges such as; poverty, unemployment, high infant mortality, hunger, inadequate social services and poor infrastructure. Secondary data analysis claimed that this view is erroneous implying that unemployment might be as a result of unfortunate education system in Uganda which produces job seekers than job creators, limited experiences, lack of awareness of the prevailing jobs and nepotism. The paper recommended major intervention in skills development for young people and proper implementation of policies and increased Investment in agriculture and other subsequent sectors while offering quantity but low productivity jobs and building skills and equipping labor with requisite knowledge and setup capital will lead to job creation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/wjssr.v7n3p8


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