TITLE

Factors Affecting the Involvement of Women in Income Generating Activities in Sabon-Gari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria

AUTHOR(S)
Yusuf, H. A.; Nuhu, K. J.; Shuaibu, H.; Yusuf, H. O.; Yusuf, O.
PUB. DATE
January 2015
SOURCE
American Journal of Experimental Agriculture;2015, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study examines factors affecting the involvement of women in income generating activities. Data for this study were obtained by the use of structured questionnaire. A total of 120 respondents were interviewed consisting of 60 women involved in income generating activities and 60 women control. The logit regression model was used to analyze the data collected. The result of the analysis revealed that age of the respondent (X1) and level of education (X3) significantly affects the involvement of women in income generating activities at 5% level of probability while family size (X4), access to credit (X5) and membership of an association (X6) significantly affects it at 10% level of probability. The study recommends that women should be sensitized on the importance of involving in income generating activities as this will help them to be self-reliant. It also recommended that women should be encouraged to attend adult literacy classes as this will help in better organizing and carrying out of income generating activities. In order to improve on their performance, the local government should assist women by linking them with financial institutions so as to acquire loan and women should be encouraged to form cooperative groups for easier access to loans.
ACCESSION #
98889984

 

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