Analysis of socioeconomic determinants of women participation in rural community-based cooperative societies in Cross River state, Nigeria – E. O.Eremi and C. F. Aya
The general aim of this study was to ascertain the socioeconomic determinants of women participation in community-based cooperative societies in Cross River State. The study specifically examined the socioeconomic variables of the respondents and the correlation between selected socioeconomic characteristics of the respondents and extent of participation in CBCs. The study was carried out in Cross River State, the population of the study comprised all rural women in the three selected extension blocks. Ten community-based cooperatives were selected for the study, and a total of 145 respondents were randomly selected for the study. Data were obtained using a validated semi structured questionnaire and analyzed using frequency, percentage, bar chart and chi square statistics. The result of analysis showed that, apart from occupation, other socioeconomic variables – age, income, education and household size etc. were not significant in influencing women participation in CBCs. The study recommended the strengthening of the collaboration between government and CBCs to enhance their capabilities.