The causes of rural poverty in Uganda: a case study of Wakiso Sub County, Wakiso District.

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dc.contributor.author Kasule, Ahmed Twaha
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-11T07:14:10Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-11T07:14:10Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10570/1337
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Masters of Arts Degree in Economic Policy Management of Makerere University. en_US
dc.description.abstract The problem of rural poverty in Uganda has persisted despite the various efforts by the government to alleviate it and its continued existence has impacted negatively on the overall development efforts in the country. This study sought to investigate the causes of rural poverty in Uganda, with a specific focus on Wakiso Sub-County found in the central part of the country. The results from this study have confirmed the observed phenomenon of a high level of rural poverty in Uganda. The most significant causes were found to be; large size of households, low education levels attained by the household heads, low asset holdings and insufficient expenditure on essential needs of life. It was recommended that greater attention should be focused on the provision of education to the poor, greater support for alternative income generating activities and encouraging the population to control the sizes of their families. Other recommendations included the provision of low rate credit facilities and encouraging the poor to diversify their asset holding. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Rural poverty en_US
dc.subject Uganda en_US
dc.subject Poverty alleviation en_US
dc.subject Poverty eradication en_US
dc.subject Economic war en_US
dc.subject Civil war en_US
dc.title The causes of rural poverty in Uganda: a case study of Wakiso Sub County, Wakiso District. en_US
dc.type Thesis, masters en_US

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