International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management Licensed under Creative Common IMPLICATIONS OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT AND VIOLENT CRIME ON THE ECONOMIC GROWTH A CASE STUDY OF ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
This study examined implications of youth unemployment and violent crimes on the economic growth of Nigeria. A sample of 272 persons (calculated using Taro Yamani's technique) were selected using simple random sampling from the population of identified business owners and members of the national council of youth in Anambra state Nigeria. SPSS-20 was used for analysis using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) to analyze the data and compare different population of mean existing within the groups and
... ween the groups at five point-likert scale of strongly agreed, agree , undecided, disagree and strongly disagree. The result of hypothesis one, indicated that when F-calculated value (1714.670) is greater than F-tabulated value (2.53), decision rule was applied to rejects the null hypothesis and accept the alternative hypothesis that, there exist a significant relationship between youth unemployment and violent crimes in Nigeria. The result of hypothesis two, indicated that when F-calculated value (852.659) is greater than F-tabulated value (2.53) study rejects the null hypothesis and accepts the © Ebele, Kelechi, Ejike & Dibua Licensed under Creative Common Page 388 alternative hypothesis that, there exist a strong relationship between youth unemployment and violent crimes in Nigeria. Study conclude that youth unemployment affects negatively economic growth in Nigeria due to high increase in violent crime such as, kidnapping, robbery, thuggery and terrorism which hinders business investment and economic growth. Study recommends that government should support unemployed youth with incentive such as unemployment benefit as it is done in developed nation like America, Europe and Asia. Finally, government should make entrepreneurship education compulsory at all levels of education and monitor its implementation plan to ensure that both the trainees and the instructors are complying with the laid down policy and budget plan.