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dc.contributor.authorOfosu-Koranteng, Monica
dc.contributor.authorOkemwa, Pacificah
dc.contributor.authorMwatha, Regina
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-12T11:42:26Z
dc.date.available2022-05-12T11:42:26Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.citationOfosu-Koranteng, M., Okemwa, D. P., & Mwatha, D. R. (2022). Economic Empowerment of Refugee Women in Ghana and its Influence on Household Decision Making. International Journal of Current Aspects, 6(1), 73-83. https://doi.org/10.35942/ijcab.v6i1.238en_US
dc.identifier.issn2707-8035
dc.identifier.otherdoi.org/10.35942/ijcab.v6i1.238
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/23736
dc.descriptionResearch article in International Journal of Current Aspects, Volume 6, Issue 1, 2022, PP 73- 83, ISSN 2707-8035 73en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study looked at the economic empowerment of refugee women in the Ampain and Egyeikrom camps and how this influence household decision making. Specifically, the study was concerned with refugee women in camps who have been economically empowered and live in male-headed households. At the same time, these male heads have not been economically empowered and hence have no stable source of income. A case study design was used to conduct the study. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 104 refugee women. A semi-structured interview schedule was used to collect qualitative and quantitative data. Focus group discussion guide was used to gather data from spouses of selected refugee women. Data was analyzed and presented in descriptive statistics and verbatim quotations. The results revealed that refugee women have been economically empowered and are mostly the breadwinners in their households. However, economic empowerment has not been reflected in their contributions to household decision making. Refugee men continue to have autocratic powers in household decision making. On the other hand, refugee women are pleased to allow men to hold on to this role in exchange for the companionship and security they require as refugees in another country. Refugee men who are angered by their spouse’s new role as the breadwinner use their decision-making authority to bring these women into submission. The paper recommends that refugee women's economic empowerment include components that allow refugee men to be empowered alongside women. Additionally, refugee men should be sensitized on the benefit of the women’s economic empowerment to the family and the society, as well as the need for women to equally participate in household decision making to enrich the outcomes and as an issue for promoting women’s welfare and human right in the household.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherIJCABen_US
dc.subjectRefugee Womenen_US
dc.subjectRefugee Menen_US
dc.subjectEconomic Empowermenten_US
dc.subjectDecision Makingen_US
dc.subjectHouseholden_US
dc.titleEconomic Empowerment of Refugee Women in Ghana and its Influence on Household Decision Makingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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