Journal of Business and Management

Journal of Business and Management

ISSN: 2291-1995 (Print)    ISSN: 2291-2002 (Online)

Volume 2 (2013), No. 2, Pages 22-33

DOI: 10.12735/jbm.v2i2p22

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Gender Parity and Youth Employment in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: A Study of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria

P. O. Idogho1  Barr. Ainabor Augustine E.2 

1Department of Office Technology and Management, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Nigeria
2Department of Public Administration, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Nigeria

URL: https://doi.org/10.12735/jbm.v2i2p22

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Abstract

In recent times, gender issues have continued to be at the centre stage of every political discourse in many regional, national and international fora. Although much has been written on gender as an academic discipline, gender parity and youth employment in Nigerian tertiary institutions is yet to be given the desired attention. Thus, women employment cannot be ignored even when employment pattern in Africa still favours men more than women. This paper investigates gender parity and youth employment in Nigerian tertiary institutions with particular focus on recruitment of young men and women into academic positions in Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi. To achieve the purpose of the study, a sample of 325 academic staff was selected for the research. The study tested a hypothesis of no relationship between gender parity and youth employment in Nigerian tertiary institutions using a statistical tool called t- test statistic with the help of statistical software known as SPSS version 16.0. The t-statistic analysis showed that there is a significant relationship between gender parity and youth employment among academic staff of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi since tcal (87:41)> ttab (2:31) at 5% critical level. It concluded that there is gender imbalance in the employment of academic staff as male youth are more in employment than female youth in Nigerian tertiary institutions. The paper recommends among others the need for government to enshrine into law gender equality in terms of employment opportunities for all qualified citizens in Nigeria.

JEL Classifications: E24, O15

Keywords: employment, gender, imbalance, parity, tertiary, youth

To Cite this Article: Idogho, P. O., & Augustine E., B. A. (2013). Gender Parity and Youth Employment in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: A Study of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. Journal of Business and Management, 2(2), 22-33. https://doi.org/10.12735/jbm.v2i2p22

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