Relationship between earnings and education: A case of secondary school dropout and university graduates at Gazaland Complex, Harare, Zimbabwe
The research sought to assess the relationship between education and earning among graduates and secondary school dropouts at Gazaland Complex in Harare, Zimbabwe. A case study research design was used in this study. Questionnaires and interviews were used as methods of data collection. A sample size of 40 secondary school dropouts and university graduates was used. The researcher used both purposive and stratified random sampling technique to draw information from respondents. Both primary and secondary methods of data collection were used. After analyzing the collected data, it was found that large number of university graduates have difficulties in finding jobs and the few graduates who do find jobs tend to work at tasks that do not require the kind or amount of education they have, leading to frustration and dissatisfaction an indication that education does not always pay off in terms of income and upward mobility. The researcher recommended that university graduates must turn scientific knowledge learnt at college into entrepreneurship as this may increase their average earnings.