Gendered Economic Gap in Uganda: Education Attainment and Women’s Access to and Land Ownership in Bunyoro Sub-region
The study investigated the role of education attainment in women’s ownership of land in Bunyoro sub-region, Uganda. The study adopted a descriptive research design and a qualitative approach in data collection. Accordingly, 25 key informants comprising of community leaders, educationists, CSO officials and women residents of Bunyoro sub-region purposively selected by the researcher were interviewed while another 15 women from Bunyoro sub-region participated in focus group discussion (FGD). The study findings show that education plays a crucial role in women’s access to and ownership of land in Bunyoro sub-region, thus an improvement in female education will greatly empower them to own land and other productive resources. In addition, it was observed that apart from education, culture, discriminatory attitude and poverty also affect women’s’ ability to access and own land in Bunyoro sub-region and in Uganda.
Keywords: Economic Gap, Education, Women, Land and Ownership.
HOW TO CITE
Barongo E. K., Busingye J. D., Tom Mulegi and Lubaale G. (2023). Gendered Economic Gap in Uganda: Education Attainment and Women’s Access to and Land Ownership in Bunyoro Sub-region. IDOSR Journal of Arts and Management, 8(2): 1-10. https://doi.org/10.59298/IDOSR/JAM/23/10.1.58