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Young or adult: who has more chance to find a job in Togo?


  • Ayira Korem

    () (University of Lome)


This article aims to make a comparative study of the microeconomic determinants of youth and adult employment in Togo. Two models are used: firstly, a dichotomous model is used to analyze the effects of socio-economic variables on the likelihood of being employed or not. Secondly, a multinomial logit model is used to analyze the effects of each explanatory variable related to the likelihood to find oneself in one of the following four situations: not employed, employed in the public sector, employed in the private sector and self-employed or informal sector. The data are from Togo Basic Indicators of Wellbeing (QUIBB 2015) questionnaire covering 4,531 individuals. In general, it appears that young Togolese have more chances of getting a job than their elders. However, depending on the type of job, adults are more likely to find a job in the public sector while young people are more likely to find a job in the private sector and become self-employed or being in the informal sector.

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  • Ayira Korem, 2019. "Young or adult: who has more chance to find a job in Togo?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 39(3), pages 1898-1911.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-18-00994

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    1. Christophe Nordman & Laure Pasquier-Doumer, 2012. "Vocational Education, On-the-Job Training and Labour Market Integration of Young Workers in Urban West Africa," Working Papers DT/2012/13, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
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    Employment; unemployment; youth; adult; logit;

    JEL classification:

    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • J4 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets


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