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Title: Determinants of Life Insurance Demand, Consumer Perspective - A Case Study of Ayeduase-Kumasi Community, Ghana
Authors: Sarkodie, Eric Effah
Yusif, Hadrat M.
Keywords: Financial
Inflation
Insurance
Income
Wealth
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Business and Economics ISSN: 2151-6219 Journal
Citation: Business and Economics Journal, Vol.6, No. 3, 2015;http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2151-6219.1000170
Abstract: This study finds out the determinants of life insurance demand in the Ayeduase-Kumasi community from the perspective of consumers. The study adopted Logistic regression modeling technique with 256 cross section observations. Income, higher education, number of dependents, employment by someone else and better perception about insurance firms improved the chances of taking life insurance. Age however, has negative relationship with the odds of taking life insurance. Number of dependents was statistically significant at 1%. Age and Type of employment were both significant at 5% while’s income and education level were significant at 10%. Overall the Chi-Square showed that the model was statistically significant at less than 0.001. This study had similar results to previous studies and deviates as well. Çelik and Kayali found a positive relationship between income and odds of taking insurance and that was not different from the results of this study. Contrary to Çelik and Kayali, higher education influences positively the odds of taking life insurance. Moreover, segmenting customers into different groups by using the type of employment as basis of segmentation could help insurance firms to prescribe policies that customers may patronize.
Description: An article published by Business and Economics Journal, Vol.6, No. 3, 2015;http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2151-6219.1000170
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10595
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