An Investigation on the Relationship between the Level of Education and Monthly Income: A Case of Kitwe District of Zambia
Keywords:Hunger, Level of Education, Monthly Income, Poverty, Universal Primary Education.
Reducing high level of poverty and hunger, and achieving universal primary education in many developing countries are some of the Millennium Development Goals. The current study was designed to investigate the relationship between the level of education and monthly income in the city of Kitwe in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. The design of the study was descriptive and quantitative. Simple random sampling was used in this study to come up with the sample of informal and formal employees who participated in the study. Questionnaire was used to collect data regarding the relationship between the level of education and monthly income. Data was analysed using Chi-square test of independence. (The null hypothesis) was tested at level of significance. Results of the study shows that there is a significant relationship between the level of education and monthly income in Zambia. The study recommended that a number of studies should be conducted in Zambia regarding the relationship between the level of education and monthly income to further confirm the results.
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