Women Empowerment Through Micro Credit Enterprises and Effective Communication: Evidence from Sout h Western Nigeria

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163902
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Women Empowerment Through Micro Credit Enterprises and Effective Communication: Evidence from Sout h Western Nigeria
Author(s):
Ajala, Christiana Gbonjubola
Author Details:
Christiana Gbonjubola Ajala, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, email: bolajala2001@yahoo.com
Abstract:
Women empowerment is a necessary issue in promoting sustainable development. This paper examined women empowerment through micro credit enterprises and effective communication in South Western, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to select one hundred and eighty rural women for the study. Data collected were analysed using frequency count, percentage and t-test. The result show that majority of the respondents are within ages 30 and 49 years. About 70.0 percent are married. About 93.0 percent had formal education ranging from adult literacy to tertiary education while only a few (6.1%) had no formal education. This study revealed that loans were granted to women mainly for food production. The study showed that 30.30 percent of the respondents had access to information through agricultural extension officers, 30.70 percent through radio, 12.50 percent through television, while a few of the rural women (26.50%) don't have access to any source of information. Inferential analysis on the data collected also revealed that significant difference existed between income and women activities before and after procuring loan. This study recommends that more credit facilities should be made available to rural women folk with effective communication system in order to get them empowered.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWomen Empowerment Through Micro Credit Enterprises and Effective Communication: Evidence from Sout h Western Nigeriaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAjala, Christiana Gbonjubolaen_US
dc.author.detailsChristiana Gbonjubola Ajala, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, email: bolajala2001@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163902-
dc.description.abstractWomen empowerment is a necessary issue in promoting sustainable development. This paper examined women empowerment through micro credit enterprises and effective communication in South Western, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to select one hundred and eighty rural women for the study. Data collected were analysed using frequency count, percentage and t-test. The result show that majority of the respondents are within ages 30 and 49 years. About 70.0 percent are married. About 93.0 percent had formal education ranging from adult literacy to tertiary education while only a few (6.1%) had no formal education. This study revealed that loans were granted to women mainly for food production. The study showed that 30.30 percent of the respondents had access to information through agricultural extension officers, 30.70 percent through radio, 12.50 percent through television, while a few of the rural women (26.50%) don't have access to any source of information. Inferential analysis on the data collected also revealed that significant difference existed between income and women activities before and after procuring loan. This study recommends that more credit facilities should be made available to rural women folk with effective communication system in order to get them empowered.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:36Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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