Assessments of the Determinants that Affect Women’s Participation in Economic Activities: The Case of Bule Hora and Yabelo Districts, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Defaru Adugna Feye


An economic activity is a process of producing and or provision of goods and service in economic sectors. Currently, half of Ethiopian peoples are females; which imply their role is great in economic activities. This study aimed to investigate the participation of women in economic activities and the factors that affect them in at the study area. To achieve the objectives of the study primary data was collected from 374 sample size based on 136585 estimated number of women of the districts in 2011/2012 E.C.; descriptive and econometric approach were used in analyzing the collected data. Even though women had been great a role in the economic growth, their participation were faced hindrance such as low level of training and traditional attitude toward business at the study area. The model used estimates that as the number of children increases by one, their participation is 0.6 times as likely to dis-occur among households. It was recommended that the government and others stakeholders should give awareness on the attitude of women toward business, family planning and train women on business in order to improve the participation of women in economic activities at the study area.

Keywords: Binary Logit Model, Economic Activities, Women, Family Size

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/12-11-01

Publication date:June 30th 2021

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