Challenges and Prospects of Women Empowerment in Small Scale Enterprises in Yobe State of Nigeria
Journal of Business and Economic Development
Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2017, Pages: 87-93
Received: Oct. 30, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 19, 2016; Published: Jan. 23, 2017
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Mansur Shukurana, Department of Economics, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua, Nigeria
Jamilu Adamu, Department of Business Education, School of Vocational Studies, Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua, Nigeria
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The emphasis of many researches on women empowerment in Nigeria is on education and their marginalization in the work place but not many has looked into the entrepreneurship as a form of empowerment and the current situation of women in business in terms of empowerment. This research work tries to identify the prospects and challenges of women empowerment in small businesses, and this is achieved by identifying various empowerment factors available to them and how entrepreneurship is affective their role as a woman. A quantitative research approach that uses enquiry method to collect data from target respondent (Business women in Damaturu local government, Yobe state of Nigeria) was used. Regression analysis was applied to the 50 questionnaire collected using the Statistical packages for Social Sciences (SPSS). The result showed that women entrepreneurs are not aware of government programs available to help their businesses and they lack support from financial institutions as their support is mainly from informal sources. We also conclude that entrepreneurship has a negative effect on women private lives as most of them work round the clock without taking any break but the good news is that a sizeable proportion of the respondents claimed to vote regularly indicating a form of empowerment as it allows them to have their say in national development. This study therefore recommended government support in the form of finance, awareness programmes, infrastructural development, better security for businesses and enabling environment to help the women achieve their full potentials.
Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Statistical Package for Social Science, Regression Analysis
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Mansur Shukurana, Jamilu Adamu, Challenges and Prospects of Women Empowerment in Small Scale Enterprises in Yobe State of Nigeria, Journal of Business and Economic Development. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2017, pp. 87-93. doi: 10.11648/j.jbed.20170202.13
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