Gender Differentials in Labour Productivity among Small-Holder Cassava Farmers in Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria

This study examines the gender differentials in labor productivity in Imo State as of 2008 using quantitative methods. Data was collected through a multi-stage random sampling technique of 120 farmers (60 men and 60 women). The study establishes that for men, household size and participation in credit markets is negatively related to labor productivity. For women, household size was negatively related to labor productivity, while access to credit positively related to labor productivity. The methodology differs from that used by Ogunleye et al. and Igberi. This study is probably one of the better examples of a quantitative analysis coming out of Nigeria, although the conclusions and discussion section is very brief.

Citation: 
Okoye, B C, and O. O. Ukoha. 2008. Gender Differentials in Labour Productivity among Small-Holder Cassava Farmers in Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria. 26131. MPRA Paper. Munich
Year: 
2008
Geographic Focus: 
Banana Cassava Cereals Gender Gender analysis Gender equity Maize Production Rice Sweet Potato Value Chain Women's Empowerment

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