Employed Students In Georgia: Experience And Problems


The shortage of jobs in the labour market, the difficulty of efficient employment, the often unjustified requirement for work experience by employers, are the reasons for the high unemployment of the youth. Due to this, students of higher education institutions try to combine study with employment that creates multiple contradictions, reduces the level of education, leads to physical and mental exhaustion of students, which, ultimately, dramatically deteriorates their health and decreases the quality of their training. The aim of the survey was to evaluate the possibilities of combining education and employment through research, main reasons and motives for employment, the impact of employment on academic performance, as well as to determine the effect of employment on the rational use of time budget and future career advancement of students. The study published for the first time is mainly based on the materials of the sociological survey conducted by the authors in 2018-2019. Also, data from the National Statistics Office and research materials from various organizations and individual researchers have been used. The survey revealed the irrational, intensive nature of students' labour activities and its negative consequences. In order to provide high quality workforce to the Georgian labour market, it is necessary to strictly regulate the labour activities of students and, in the long run, to introduce a flexible and mixed regime of the educational process.

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