Income inequality among entrepreneurs in Ondo State, Nigeria

Olubukola Ehinmowo, Christian Harrison, Adewale Isaac Olutumise

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Abstract

The study examined the income inequality among entrepreneurs in Ondo State, Nigeria using a questionnaire based survey. Multistage sampling technique was used to select the 200 respondents and the data was subjected to descriptive statistics, Lorenz curve, Gini coefficient and Double - Log regression model.

Findings showed that 40% of the respondents spent at most 12 years in school, while hair dressing (43.5%) and fashion designing (31.5%) were the most common enterprises among the respondents. The findings also revealed that majority of the entrepreneurs earned below N200, 000 per annum. The result of the Gini coefficient (0.58) showed that there was income inequality as shown by the Lorenz curve while the regression indicated that gender, family size and number of workers significantly affected the income of the entrepreneurs.

This study is important as it recommends policies targeted at improving income as well as reducing the income inequality of the entrepreneurs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-38
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Globalisation
Volume24
Issue number1
Early online date4 Feb 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Feb 2020

Keywords

  • entrepreneurs
  • income inequality
  • entrepreneurship
  • globalisation
  • poverty
  • Gini coefficient
  • double-log regression
  • Lorenz curve
  • developing economies
  • Africa

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