Determinants of Socio-economic Empowerment of Married Women: Evidence from Ethiopia
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 4, Issue 3, May 2016, Pages: 66-75
Received: Feb. 15, 2016; Accepted: Mar. 9, 2016; Published: Jun. 7, 2016
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Amanuel Disassa Abshoko, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Nigatu Degu Terye, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Aklilu Toma Shamenna, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
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Abstract
In Ethiopia, women’s participation in their own matters and women’s benefit from social, economic and political spheres is low. The study is attempted to identify the various possible determinants of women socio-economic empowerment using data collected from 384 households in the selected woredas of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Regional State (SNNPR). A case-control household survey is conducted on randomly selected married women in study areas. Results of the study show that women’s level of education, their employment status, their earning compared to husbands, exposure to media, place of residence, age at first marriage, family size and attitude towards wife beating are found to be the major determinants factors affecting women participation on their social and economic matters in a household. Therefore, the Concludes that policy designed at the micro level should be translated to solve the problem on the ground. Thus, considering their agency, women’s empowerment at different levels might be realized. On the other hand, collecting clear statistical data and studying the different types of women’s home based work and their empowerment and/or disempowerment effect might be areas of research that further have policy implications.
Keywords
Married Women, Empowerment, Multinomial Logistic Regression Model
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Amanuel Disassa Abshoko, Nigatu Degu Terye, Aklilu Toma Shamenna, Determinants of Socio-economic Empowerment of Married Women: Evidence from Ethiopia, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 66-75. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20160403.11
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