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Title: An Investigation on the Impact of Poverty on Female Headed Households in Kangai Sub County, Dokolo District Of Northern Uganda.
Authors: Apili, Marion.
Keywords: Impact of Poverty
Female Headed Households
Dokolo District, Northern Uganda.
Issue Date: Oct-2019
Abstract: This study explores the investigation on the impact of poverty on female headed households in Uganda. Poverty is complex and dynamic and it involves social, economic, cultural, political and other forms of deprivation. Such deprivation affects individuals of different age brackets, sex and abilities or disabilities. It also affects entire women, certain social groups and communities that are marginalized and disadvantaged In order to establish the relationship between socio-economic and demographic characteristics and poverty among women in Uganda, a Possessions core on assets was used to estimate of women welfare. In the construction of the possessions core index, as core was given to each asset based on counting of the physically present assets backed up by visual inspection. Seven (7) items were included after considering what the people in Uganda wish to possess as soon as their income increases. The women were dassified as poor, middle class and rich if they had a total of score between 0-3 (inclusive), 4-5 (inclusive) and 6-7 (inclusive), respectively. This aided to distinguish between women, which were under the condition of high deprivation, at risk of deprivation and those women, which were living in the condition of less deprivation. Although the study indicated that most of the factors were significant, the female headed women were found to be poorer than males, This study also found out that as age of the women head increases, the likelihood of belonging to middle and rich classes increases. The urban women had higher odds of belonging to the middle class than rural women. Women with employed heads had higher odds of belonging to middle class than those with unemployed heads.
Description: A Research Dissertation Submitted to Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University.
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies

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