Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion for Entrepreneurship Development in Nigeria
West African Journal of Business and Management Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 1, October 2017
7 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2019
Date Written: October 7, 2017
The study was conducted to determine the importance of financial literacy and financial inclusion on entrepreneurship development with the aim of accessing the knowledge of Nigerian entrepreneurs in respect to financial literacy and the availability of financial services available. Primary data was generated from the use of questionnaire. The survey covered educated entrepreneurs with the minimum of O’levels. A total sample size of 385 respondents were randomly selected from an infinite population. The study employed an ordered probit regression model for the analysis with the help of STATA (14) because both dependent and independent variables in the study are ordered in the context of multivariate latent structural model. The result with Prob > chi2 = 0.0000 showed that both financial literacy and financial inclusion influences the growth and development of entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Also, the size of Nigerian businesses and their locations have significant positive impact on the entrepreneurship growth and development in Nigeria. Hence, we conclude that increase in the financial activities in order to ensure financial literacy and financial inclusion of the Nigerian populace will have direct effect on entrepreneurship development in the country. The study identified areas of inadequacies and proposed recommendations to improve the financial literacy level and availability of financial services for entrepreneurs.
Keywords: Financial Literacy, Financial Inclusion, Entrepreneurship Development
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