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The Role of Women in the Informal sector: The Case of Ajegunle, Nigeria

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Anheier, H. K. (Arbeitsstelle für Entwicklungsländerforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Seibel, H. D. (Arbeitsstelle für Entwicklungsländerforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Okure, B (Cardoso Catholic Community Centre, Ajegunle, Nigeria)
Publication Date
1990
Contributor
  • H.K. Anheier, Arbeitsstelle fuer Entwicklungslaenderforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • B. Okure, Cardoso Catholic Community Centre, Ajegunle, Nigeria (Data Collector)
Language
English
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
Description
  • Abstract

    Living conditions, occupational activities and financial position of women in the informal sector. Topics: knowledge of the Cardoso Center and its activities; interest in information on the Cardoso Center; marital status; number of children; number of children in household; size of household and degree of relationship in household; number of domestic help; type of house and housing status; amount of rent; housing situation; regional origins; ethnic group affiliation; reasons for migrating to Ajegunle; length of stay in Ajegunle; migration of residents of hometown to the city or remigration to the country; frequency of residents of this part of town moving to another part of town or to the suburbs of Lagos; personal possession of a farm in hometown as well as possession of a farm by parents and brothers; frequency of food shipments from hometown and types of food; financial support for people from hometown and amount; personal education level as well as education level of husband; personal occupation and occupation of husband; amount of expenses for food; bank accounts and type of accounts; membership in savings institutions; frequency and amount of deposits with savings institutions; union membership; amount of membership fee to join union and amount of monthly contributions; possibility of a loan through the union; union problems with creditor payments; frequency of cases of non-repayment of loans to the union and size of these amounts; earlier membership in savings institutions; reasons for not belonging to a savings institution; husband´s membership in a savings institution; personal membership or husband´s membership in clubs and organizations as well as frequency of meetings and number of members; biggest problems in Ajegunle; desired changes and improvements in Ajegunle; expected changes and improvements as well as deteriorations in Ajegunle in the next few years. Only women shopkeepers and craftswomen were asked the following: type of trade or craft; length of business activity; amount of start capital necessary; financial source for the start capital; amount of monthly repayments; financial source for additional investments; sum of money needed for expansion and improvement of the business; willingness to finance such measures through a loan; last monthly income; highest and lowest monthly income; type of book-keeping. Only women shopkeepers were additionally asked: amount and type of additional source of income. Only craftswomen were additionally asked: number of trainees since the business was founded; current number of trainees; amount of trainee pay. Only unemployed women were asked: length and reasons for unemployment; form of contribution to family´s livelihood. Only employed women were asked: amount of income and form of contribution to the family´s livelihood.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Lagos (NG-LA)
    Ajegunle (Lagos), Nigeria
Sampled Universe
Women old enough to be employed.
Sampling
Random sample (area sample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 813
    Number of Variables: 142
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5003 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Herwegen, Sabine: Teufelskreis der Armut oder Verteufelung der Armen? Saarbrücken: Breitenbach 1987. (Kölner Beiträge zur Entwicklungsländerforschung, Band 4)
  • Herwegen, Sabine: Selbsthilfeorganisationen von Frauen im informellen Sektor: Händlerinnen und Handwerkerinnen in Elfenbeinküste und Nigeria. In: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 32, 1988, No. 4, S. 96-100.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 77 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Anheier, H. K.; Seibel, H. D.; Okure, B (1990): The Role of Women in the Informal sector: The Case of Ajegunle, Nigeria. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.5003