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The Socioeconomic Role of the Small Businesswoman in the Informal Sector in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Herwegen, Sabine (Arbeitsstelle für Entwicklungsländerforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Hartig, S. (Arbeitsstelle für Entwicklungsländerforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Herwegen, Sabine (Data Collector)
  • Hartig, S.Arbeitsstelle für Entwicklungsländerforschung, Universität zuKöln (Data Collector)
  • S. Herwegen, S. Hartig, Arbeitsstelle fuer Entwicklungslaenderforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Trade, industry and markets
    • Mass media
  • Abstract

    Living conditions and economic activities of small business women in the informal sector. Topics: number of children; number of children in the household; number of employed household members; amount of rent; number of rooms in the house; country of origin; ethnic descent; length of stay in Abidjan; reasons for migrating to Abidjan; education level; occupation; business location; financial sources for founding the business; type and amount of investments so far; financial sources for investment; amount of rent for the building and frequency of rent payments; expenditures for repairs, electricity and other costs; number of hours worked each day and each week; type of workers; number of trainees; number of hours worked each day and each week by trainees; trainee income; planned improvements and expansions of the business; main financial source for such investments; reasons for deferring improvement or expansion measures; possible credit sources and maximum amount available; book-keeping; checking and bank accounts; frequency and amount of deposits with a savings institution; frequency of payments from savings institution; possibility of a loan from the savings institution; amount of interest; number of members in the savings institution; frequency and amount of contributions to ethnic groups; type of group and number of members; possibility of a loan from the ethnic group; frequency and amount of contributions to other groups as well as type of group and number of members; credit sources consulted and reasons for not approaching possible creditors; frequency of food deliveries from hometown; frequency and amount of money transferred to the hometown; recipients of the financial contributions; expenditure for food, clothes, education and other costs; products sold and produced; material costs; profit on each item; number of items sold daily; income and profession of husband; use of media; possession of radio and television; preferred radio station and program; preferred television program; preferred newspaper.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-06 / 1985-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Abidjan (CI-01-ABJ)
    Adjame (Abidjan), Ivory Coast
Sampled Universe
Sample of small business women in a municipal central market.
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 345
    Number of Variables: 120
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5004 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 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: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Herwegen, Sabine; Hartig, S. (1990): The Socioeconomic Role of the Small Businesswoman in the Informal Sector in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.