Gender Analysis of Livelihood Status among Dwellers of Ileogbo Community in Aiyedire Local Government Area of Osun State, Nigeria

O. B Oyesola, A. O. Ademola


The objective of the study is to gender analyse the livelihood status in Ileogbo community of Aiyedire Local Government Area of Osun State. Multistage sampling technique was used to select 173 respondents for the study. Both qualitative and quantitative survey was used to elicit information from the respondents. Data was summarised using frequency counts and percentages, and analysed using ANOVA. Result revealed that female youths have the lowest level of livelihood ability, while adult males have the highest. Male youths are more deprived of access to capital assets, while adult males are most asset-empowered. Female youths also are the least productive in the group, while male youths have the highest level of livelihood activity. Adult males have the highest livelihood status, followed by adult females, male youths, and lastly female youths. It is concluded that there is a significant difference within the livelihood status of adult males, adult females, male youths, and female youths in Ileogbo community. It is recommended that efforts should be made by governmental and nongovernmental agencies involved in rural development to reduce elite-capture to the barest minimum, as adult males tend to be domineering.


gender; livelihood status; elite-capture; capital assets; inequality

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