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|Title: ||Correlates of urban poverty female headed households in Uganda|
|Authors: ||Muganga, George|
|Issue Date: ||9-Dec-2008 |
|Abstract: ||This study investigated the relationship between urban poverty and household conditions in female-headed households in Uganda.
Secondary data from the Uganda National Household Survey provided by Uganda
Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) was used. A total sample of 1,362 female heads of households in urban areas were used in the study and their prevailing household conditions were assessed to establish whether such households were poor or not. The analysis was mainly based on the study questions indicated in the questionnaire attached to the report as appendix I. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS version 10 and the Pearson chi square test and logistic regression model were used as analytical tools.
The study found out that indeed poverty was related to household conditions. It was found out that none of the poor females used electricity for cooking and even among the non-poor, the number was very small (8%). Most of the females in urban areas were found to be using cheaper energy sources like charcoal and firewood. Educated female heads of households were at lesser chances of becoming poor, however it was found out that most of the poor female heads of households had neither completed secondary education nor attained tertiary education. Also the highly educated and employed were found not to be poor compared to the uneducated. The research also revealed that most of the female heads of households whether poor or not depended on transfer earnings.
Wage employment unlike agriculture was the biggest source of earning for the non-poor female heads of households.
The following recommendations were suggested; that functional adult literacy be given more priority, reduction of tariffs of electricity, establishment of a strong social and welfare scheme to support the elderly female heads of households and provision of convenient loans and financial assistance to enable female heads of households establish themselves in the informal sector.|
|Description: ||A Masters Thesis accessible from the Library.|
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