Women’s Involvement in Income Generating Activities and Their Opinion About Its Contribution: A Study of Gazipur District, Bangladesh
Science Innovation
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 72-80
Received: Aug. 29, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 11, 2015; Published: Sep. 26, 2015
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Shaikh Shamim Hasan, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China; Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (AER), Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Moushumi Hossain, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (AER), Bangabandhu Sheikh MujiburRahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh
Sabina Sultana, Department of Agricultural Extension, Gazipur SadarUpazila, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Mithun Kumar Ghosh, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, EXIM Bank Agricultural University, Chapainawabganj, Bangladesh
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Abstract
The study was conducted to determine the socioeconomic characteristics ofthe respondents participating in different agricultural income generating activities, to attain the nature and extent of participation in different Income Generating Activities (IGAs) and find out the relationship between the selected characteristics of the respondents and their opinion in poverty alleviation through IGAs. An interview schedule was used to collect needed information through face to face interview from randomly selected sample size of 125 respondents. The respondents showed remarkable individual differences in their characteristics and majority (84%) of them belonged to young and middle aged category having high literacy rate (86.7%). Most of the respondents’ family size was small and medium (90.6%) and having small (96%) farm size. Most of the respondents’ (78.7 %) annual income was up to Tk 200000 and they have medium (60%) agricultural knowledge, favourable attitude (78.7%) towards participation in IGAs. Most of the respondents had higher participation (48.1%) in IGAs. The income from IGAs was high (86.7%) and opinion regarding poverty alleviation through IGAs should substantial improvement (65.3%). Education, family size, agricultural knowledge, respondent’s attitude, participation in IGAs, income from IGAs were found to have significant relationship with the respondents’ opinion on poverty alleviation through IGAS. High price of inputs, frequent absence of members in time, lack of marketing facilities and social sanction for the women for going activities outside homestead were the major problems faced by the respondents.
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Income Generating Activities (IGAs), Opinion, Women Involvement, Contribution
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Shaikh Shamim Hasan, Moushumi Hossain, Sabina Sultana, Mithun Kumar Ghosh, Women’s Involvement in Income Generating Activities and Their Opinion About Its Contribution: A Study of Gazipur District, Bangladesh, Science Innovation. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 72-80. doi: 10.11648/j.si.20150306.13
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