Determinants of Participation in Entrepreneurial Activities Among Rural Households: Evidence From Borno State, Nigeria
International Journal of Novel Research in Marketing Management and Economics Vol. 6, Issue 3, pp: (12-24), Month: September - December 2019
13 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2019
Date Written: September 5, 2019
This study focuses on the determinants of participation in entrepreneurial income generating activities among rural households in Borno State, Nigeria. 2014-2015 General Household Survey data conducted by The National Bureau of Statistics of Nigeria was used, and the study use purposive sampling technique to select a sample of 292 rural households since the study is on rural households. The result was analyzed using Logit model. Result of the study revealed that Gender of the household head, education, and occupation, and household size, access to credit and family type has positive and significant impact on participation in entrepreneurial income activity. Therefore, the study recommends that government at local, state and federal level are advised to establish a sustainable framework that will enable rural dwellers have access to credit at reduced interest rates. Households involve in small scale traditional entrepreneurial activities should also be provided with skill enhancing training by the government and non-governmental organisation in order to improve the quality of commodities they provide and get attractive return.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial activities, Rural Households, Borno, Nigeria
JEL Classification: M20
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