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Name:Nicholas Benjamin
School:Ferncourt High school
Candidate #:
Centre #: 100035
Territory:Jamaica
Teacher:Ms. M. Reid
Title:Unemployment within the community of Browns Town

Table of Contents

Chapter one (1)Acknowledgement
Introduction
Statement of the problem
Reasons for selecting area of research
Method of investigation

Chapter two (2)Instruments used in data collection
Procedures for data collection

Chapter three (3)Presentation of data

Chapter four (4)Analysis and interpretations of data

Chapter five (5)Statement of findings
Recommendations and implementation strategy
Bibliography

Introduction

Browns Town is a small community located in St Ann Jamaica. The Researcher has been a resident of the community for the past 16 years and has observed that there is a very high level of unemployment within the community over the years. The Researcher has decided to conduct a research to find the major causes, and effects of unemployment, and also to find the solutions to the problem.

Acknowledgement
The Researcher would like to thank following persons for their help in the completion of this research. The respondents for their valuable time spent answering the questionnaires. My teacher, Miss Reid for her guidance. The researcher would also like to thank his mother and fellow classmates, for their kind support and encouragement.

Statement of the Problem
What factors account for the high rate of unemployment within the community of Brown’s Town and how is the community affected?

Reasons for selecting area of research
The Researcher has observed that there is a high level of unemployment in the community of Brown’s Town and would like to further examine the causes and effects to find a solution for the problem.

Method of investigation

The researcher has decided to use printed questionnaire as a means of collecting data. According to the oxford dictionary, a questionnaire is a set of printed questions for completing a survey.

The advantages of using the questionnaires are as follows:
* It requires little time to be completed.
* It can be completed at the convenience of the respondents. * It guarantees confidentiality since the respondents are not required to attach their names. * Distribution and collection of questionnaires are not time consuming.

Questionnaire
Topic:What factors account for the high rate of unemployment within the community of Brown’s Town and how the community is affected?

Instruction:This is not a test; answer all questions as truthfully as possible. Place a tick at the appropriate answer or fill out where necessary.

1) What gender do you belong to?
Male Female

2) What age group do you belong?
18-25 years
25-33 years
34-40 years
41- over years

3) How long have you been living in the community of Brown’s Town? 1 year
1-2 years
3-4 years
5 years and over
4) Do you think unemployment is a major problem in the community of Brown’s Town? YES NO

5) Which gender do you believe most unemployed people belong? Male Female

6) What is the major cause of unemployment?
a) Not fully qualified
b) Lack of employment opportunities
c) High transportation cost
d) Other __________________________________
7) How do you believe unemployment affect the individual? __________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

8) How does unemployment affect families in the community of Brown’s Town?

a) Poverty
b) Absenteeism(one parent leaving to find employment in another area) c) Prostitution
d) High stress level in families

9) How do you believe unemployment affect the community?
a) Increase crime and violence
b) Increase in poverty
c) Migration of skilled and...
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