Unemployement Issue

Topics: Unemployment, Unemployment benefits, Underemployment Pages: 18 (5026 words) Published: February 8, 2008

Tutor Report

1. A Tutor Report of about 2000 words that describes the situation you are addressing in course terms drawing freely on the concepts taught in T306, T551 and T552. The discussion and argument should guide your tutor through your chosen method and demonstrate the progression and interconnectedness within your method from one stage's outcome to the next. Your Tutor Report should include a range of diagrams to help your tutor make sense of the situation and subsequent analysis. It should also include the analysis method diagram you were asked to produce for TMA 06 and your Ethicality Statement.

The Unemployment in Egypt



1.2.Analysis Method Diagram (TMA06)

1.3.STAGE 1 – The problem situation unstructured

1.4.STAGE 2 – Rich Pictures, Issues and Primary Tasks

1.5.STAGE 3 – Relevant systems and their root definitions

1.6.STAGE 4 – Conceptual models

1.7.STAGE 5 – Comparison of conceptual models with rich pictures

1.8.STAGE 6 – Debate with stakeholders involved in the situation

1.9.STAGE 7–implementation of agreed changes

1.10.Ethicality Statement (TMA06)




The debate on employment and unemployment in Egypt has been a major feature of public policy for the last few years. With unemployment reaching double-digit figures, we have to realize that it is time to confront the problem.

This is a conventional problem that has occupied policy makers, academia, the media, and most importantly, every household in Egypt. So, we have to discuss this situation systematically, by using the Soft System Method, we can see this situation as comprising a number of stages through this method.


Unemployment is the condition of not having a job, often referred to as being "out of work", or unemployed. Not having a job when a person needs one, makes it difficult if not impossible to meet financial obligations such as purchasing food to feed oneself and one's family, and paying one's bills; failure to make mortgage payments or to pay rent may lead to homelessness through foreclosure or eviction. Being unemployed, and the financial difficulties and loss of health insurance benefits that come with it, may cause malnutrition and illness, and are major sources of mental stress and loss of self-esteem which may lead to depression, which may have a further negative impact on health. In economics, unemployment refers to the condition and extent of joblessness within an economy, and is measured in terms of the unemployment rate, which is the number of unemployed workers divided by the total civilian labor force. The terms unemployment and unemployed are sometimes used to refer to other inputs to production that are not being fully used — for example, unemployed capital goods. The history of unemployment is the history of industrialization. It was not considered an issue in rural areas, despite the "disguised unemployment" of rural laborers having little to do, especially in conditions of overpopulation.

Using the Soft System Method approach by applying it in the project of the unemployment in Egypt, as to complete its analysis in the right direction.

This is the analysis method diagram illustrating the procedural steps through the analysis method that I have adopted for my project that I made in TMA06:

Stage 1: The Problem Situation unstructured:

To know about unemployment--the extent and nature of the problem--requires information. How many people are unemployed? How did they become unemployed? How long have they been unemployed? Are their numbers growing or declining? Are they men or women? Are they young or old? Are they white or black or of Hispanic origin? Are they skilled or unskilled? Are they the sole support of their families, or do other family members have jobs? Are they more concentrated in one area of the country than another?

As we can see the problem is...

References: • The Egyptian Center for Economic studies (ECES), Paper for the Employment and Unemployment in Egypt: Conventional Problems, Unconventional Remedies.
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