Differences in Entrepreneurial Diversification among Male and Female Rural Farming Household in Kwara State, Nigeria
AbstractThe study examined differences in entrepreneurial diversification among male and female rural farming household in Kwara State, Nigeria. A two-stage sampling technique was used to select a total sample size of 320 respondents. Frequency counts, percentages, mean and regression were used for data analysis. Findings revealed that the mean age of the male farmers was 45.4years while that of their female counterparts was 43.7years. The majority (61.3%) of the female farmer had no formal education as compared to their male counterparts (52.1%). Findings also revealed that male and female farmers engaged in several entrepreneurial activities but men (0.51) were more diversified than their female (0.47) counterparts. Results of the regression analysis show that level of education, household size and access to credit were the major determinants of the entrepreneurial creativity of the respondents varying degree of significance. It was concluded that both men and women were differentiated along entrepreneurial activities in search of daily need but men were more creative compared to their women counterparts. It is therefore, recommend that education of gender entrepreneurs should be encouraged and access to resources among rural farming households to stem up their creative thinking.
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