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n Gender and Behaviour - The contributions of community social workers on socio-economic gender inequality in Nigeria

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1596-9231
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Abstract

The study examined the contributions of community social workers on socioeconomic gender inequality in Lagos State, Nigeria. Achieving equitable distribution of income and alleviation of poverty has for some time been a major and critical development issue. This study helped to normalize situation where the income gap between genders is so wide as to precipitate public resentment. It also highlight the community social work policies to reduce socio-economic gender inequality in Nigeria. A descriptive research design and self designed questionnaire was used in collecting data from a sample of 300 respondents for the study. Data collected were analysed using Multiple Regression Coefficient analysis. The findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between educational qualification of the respondents and socio-economic gender inequality of the participants (β= 0.360, t=5.925, P, 0.05). The findings also revealed that there is significant relationship between socio-economic gender inequality and income status (β= 0.936, t=42.687, P, 0.05). The findings established that there is significant relationship between socio-economic gender inequality and health status (β= 0.173, t=2.816, P, 0.05). It showed that there is significant relationship between socio-economic gender inequality of the respondents and quality of food consumed (β= 0.018, t=.285, P, 0.05). Lastly, the findings revealed that there is significant relationship between socio-economic gender inequality of the respondents and asset owned by the participants (β= 0.219, t=3.587, P, 0.05). It is therefore, recommended that government should trained and employ community social workers and other social work practitioners who are to act as a community referral source and resource person. Beside, community social workers in Nigeria should designed strategic interventions and programmes and work with community representatives to identify needs.

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2013-01-01
2016-12-11

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