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ISSN : 2456-8643

Title:
DETERMINANTS OF YOUTH EMPLOYMENT IN FISHERY INDUSTRY (WITH REFERENCE FROM DICKOWITA AREA)

Authors:
Lankeshwara, P and Wijesekara, N.M.

Abstract:
Sri Lanka is an island surrounded by the Indian Ocean, self-sufficient with fishery production which currently provides direct and indirect employments around 650,000 including more than 50% of youth. Generally, fishery is a risky job in which life style and living condition of majority lies between comparatively at low level and they have a fluctuating living condition. Even though there are some drawbacks, majority of youngsters is engaging in fishery industry. The main objective of the study was to identify the factors affected to youth employment in fishery industry. 100 of youngsters in Dickowita fishery divisional area were chosen as the sample using Morgan approach of sample selection through the purposive sampling technique, using a structured questionnaire. Results of the Binary Logistic analysis revealed that youth employment in fishery industry is increased by 98% when youngsters are in leisure time (high) category relative to the leisure time (low) category while youth employment in the fishery industry is increased by 99% when the youngsters are in job satisfaction (high) category relative to the job satisfaction (low) category. Further, the youth employment in the fishery industry is increased by 97% when the occupation of the father is fishing relative to the other occupation

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