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Women’s Economic Empowerment: Factors Affecting Women’s Participation In Micro-Enterprises

Volume 2 - Issue 12, December 2018 Edition
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Author(s)
Maria Theresa H. Arellano-Hernandez
Keywords
access to credit, business ownership, micro-enterprises, women’s economic empowerment,
Abstract
The study generally aimed to determine the factors affecting women’s participation in micro-enterprises, particularly economic, social, and legal and administrative. It specifically looked into the profile of women respondents in terms of municipality, age, civil status, educational attainment and occupation; business ownership and source of start-up capital; and access to credit. This was a descriptive research which utilized the quantitative approach. A researcher-made questionnaire was used as data gathering instrument which was responded to by 20 female respondents from the adopted barangays of Batangas State University. Purposive sampling was the sampling technique used in selecting the respondents. Frequency, percentage and weighted mean were the statistical tools used to analyze data. Based on the findings, it was concluded that most of the respondents are from Nasugbu, Batangas, 36 to 55 years old, married, high school graduate, and has no occupation. Majority own a business with a start-up capital from public financial assistance/support program, and did not apply for a loan in the last six months. Respondents agree that economic, social, and legal and administrative factors affect women’s participation in micro-enterprises.
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