n Africa Insight - Adoption of technology and the socio-economic status of rural women in south-eastern Nigeria

Volume 41, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


This study discovered that the adoption of technology enhances the socio-economic status of rural women. A comparison of adopters and non-adopters reveals that the adopters are generally more privileged and occupy a higher status because of adoption. In addition, education and awareness are crucial variables in the adoption of new technologies by rural women. However, capital as well as the predominant nature of economic activities in any area affects the adoption of any given technology. It also highlights the need for technology policies to be based on research and knowledge.

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