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Title:Demand for Women Entrepreneurship in Low-Income Households: Evidence from Benue State
Authors:Ayoola, J.B.
Ayoola, G.B.
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:women entrepreneurs
women's work
Development and Technology
Abstract:The model low-income household is premised on a two-commodity structure, namely women entrepreneurship (WE) and non-entrepreneurship (NEW). Empirical application gives insight into the nature of substitution between WE and NEW, followed by characterization of the demand function for WE specifically. New concepts emerging from the analysis are a natural demand for WE, being an irreducible minimum number of days that the household desires that the woman works in a year; and circumstantial demand, being the incremental days for the woman to work as determined by the current wage rates in the informal sector labour market. The findings have important implications for the universal economic empowerment policies as a new knowledge base to evaluate the numerous income-generating activities targeted at women for the benefit of the household. App. bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]