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Title: The place of Home-Based Enterprises in the household economies of the low-income families in Kumasi: Analysis of contributions and linkages
Authors: Afrane, S.
Keywords: Home-based enterprises
household economies
and management enterprises
contributions and linkages
labour participation
spatial linkages
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 23 No.1 2003 pp 34-42
Abstract: The study examined the place of home-based enterprises (HBEs) in the household economies of low- income families in Kumasi. It adopted a case study approach that combined quantitative and qualitative methods with Ayigya and Asawase communities as case studies. Evidence from the study amply established that HBEs are not merely marginal economic activities in poor neighbourhoods, but rather, they are important sources of income and employment. It was also revealed that a complex but well-defined relationships exist between the household members and the businesses in terms of ownership and management of the HBEs. Finally, the operations of the HBEs were found to be inseparably linked to and functionally integrated into the family lives of the households in several ways. The implications of these findings for policy have been examined in the paper.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 23 No.1 2003 pp 34-42
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5084
ISSN: 08550395
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