Unemployment a Social Menace: (A study conducted in Nainital ,Uttarakhand,India)

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:15
Location: Dachgeschoss (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Garima PAL, Kumaon university n symbiosis law school, India
All the leisure’s of life are associated with work. Nothing shows the importance of work more than the loss of job or not being able to find one. Unemployment thus is a global hazard showing every indication of being a depressingly permanent feature of life for the foreseeable future. In India, there is a decrease in the percent of unemployment from5.20 percent in 2012 to 4.90 percent in 2013 reported by Ministry of Labour and Employment, India. This shows a significant growth in employment over the years. However, due to high rate of population growth and labour force there is an increase in the volume of unemployment from one plan period to another.

The GDP growth of India is 6.5 percent with just one per cent growth in employment. Uttarakhand alone recorded around six lakh unemployed youths (5.1 percent unemployed in Nainital) as per Directorate of Training and Employment. The objectives framed are as follows:

  • To study the causes and consequences of unemployment among youth in Nainital, Uttarakhand
  • To study the changing pattern of Leisure
  • To suggest policy recommendations  to combat unemployment

The researcher would study youth who are between (16 to 30 years), which are 25 all together constituting the universe of the study. Exploratory research designs with simple random sampling method would be used. One interview schedule will be prepared for data collection from the youth. Primary data would be collected from the youth and Secondary data will be gathered from journals, reports, libraries. Analysis of the data would be done using tables and graphs.

With no immediate prospect of a reversal in this disturbing trend and the likelihood that the continuation of high rates of unemployment in the future, it is becoming relevant to examine the contemporary influence of unemployment and leisure in life.