Correlates of Revenue among Small Scale Women Fish Processors in Coastal Ghana

Rosemond Boohene, James Atta Peprah

Abstract


The objective of this study was to analyse the factors that influence revenue generation among women in fish processing in coastal Ghana. Primary data was collected using a well structured questionnaire administered on 746 women who process fish in selected communities in Central, Greater Accra and Western Regions. Using weekly revenue as the outcome variable, the multinomial logit regression (MLR) and ordinary least squares (OLS) were used to predict and estimate the correlates of revenue generated from fish processing. The results show that higher levels of savings are likely to influence higher levels of revenue. Fish smoking and frying produces more revenue with reference to drying and salting. Furthermore, hours spent in business are also likely to increase revenue relative to low levels of revenue. The findings also indicate that at all levels of revenue, experience matters. Moreover, formal account ownership does not significantly influence revenue at all levels. The derived policy implications are to design strategies that will increase women potential in revenue generation in the informal sector.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v5n10p28



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