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Title: Determinants of family low income in urban Zongo communities: the case study of selected communities in the Kumasi Metropolis.
Authors: Alhassan, Seidu
Issue Date: 26-Jan-2017
Abstract: The main objective of this study is to investigate the determinants of low income in Asawase, Aboabo, Sawaba and Ayigya Zongo communities all in the Kumasi metropolis. Case study was adopted to be able to understand peculiar characteristics of the selected communities. The study examined the economic and socio economic factors of households in the communities using questionnaires. Household heads were randomly selected for the study to be able come out with household characteristics for analysis. The key variables included in the study were gender, age marital status, ethnicity, religion, household composition, education, and type of occupation. A logistic regression analysis was used to determine which variables have close association with low income in these communities. The study revealed that 61% of the people living in these communities have low income. This shows that majority of the people in these communities have low income. About 68% of the people living in these communities are into the informal sector of employment with Ayigya Zongo having the highest cases of low income. Aboabo recorded lower cases of low income among the communities. In general, the study revealed that, gender, marital status, level of education, type of occupation, household size and ethnicity are significant determinants of low income in the zongo communities in Kumasi although there are slight variations across these communities in terms of the variables. The key recommendation of this study is that education should be given the needed attention to be able to improve the income status of the people living in these communities. This can be done through collaboration with the various stakeholders in these communities.
Description: A dissertation submitted to the Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment for the award of a Master of Philosophy in Economics, 2016.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10357
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