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Financing Women Entrepreneurs and Employment Generation – a Case Study of Microfinance Banks

Taiwo, J.N. and Agwu, M.E and Adetiloye, K. A. and Afolabi, G. T. (2016) Financing Women Entrepreneurs and Employment Generation – a Case Study of Microfinance Banks. European Journal of Social Sciences, 52 (1). pp. 112-141. ISSN ISSN 1450-2267

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Women are becoming increasingly important in the socio-economic development of both developed and developing economies. This is because they account for a significant percentage of the operators of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in virtually all aspects of the globe.Despite these success stories emanating from these economies, the Nigerian case have not been encouraging. The Nigerian women have for decades engagedin survivalist activities due to little or no encouragement from the government and the organised private sectors.This study examined, among others, the impact of financing women entrepreneurs and employment generationamong these groups within the Nigerian state. The study reports that financing women entrepreneurs hasincremental effects on employment generations and their efforts also results in multiple employment generations through improvement in their business activities, thereby increasing the numbers of selfemployed individuals in the country. The study recommends governmental intervention through the enactment of adequate policies tailored toward the encouragement and empowerment of women entrepreneurs

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Finance, Entrepreneurship, Employment, Women, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2016 15:20
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2016 15:20

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