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dc.contributor.advisorJob Omagwaen_US
dc.contributor.authorMohamed, Abubakar Omar
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-02T09:04:59Z
dc.date.available2024-02-02T09:04:59Z
dc.date.issued2023-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/27454
dc.descriptionA Research Project Submitted to the School of Business, Economics and Tourism in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master of Business Administration (Finance), Kenyatta University, November 2023.en_US
dc.description.abstractPerformance of Islamic micro insurance companies play an important part in the economic development of the insurance sector and the economy at large by providing insurance services to benefit the low-income part of a given society. However, all these benefits may encounter challenges as a result of social economic factors among other factors. It is on this basis that the current research examined the impact of socio-economic factors on performance of Islamic micro insurance in Kenya. The precise objectives of the study were: to ascertain the effects of education level, income level, premium price and household level on the performance of Islamic micro insurance in Kenya. The study was anchored using Agency theory, expected utility theory and fundamental cause theory. This study used descriptive survey design. The targeted respondents were 105 respondents comprising of 5 managers and 100 Takaful agents. The study utilized census. The study revealed that education level, income level, premium price and household level had a positive and significant effect on the performance of Islamic micro insurance in Kenya. The study concluded that there is a very strong link between the education level and insurance products demand. This demonstrates that those with higher levels of education are more likely to be conversant with risk management and make a greater income. Low-income individuals have little access to formal financial services for the management of risks. This research advised Islamic micro insurance operators to offer training to their workers in order to strengthen their human capital base and advance the Takaful agenda in the insurance industry. There is a need for public education on the Islamic micro-insurance options that are now available and how they might help reduce risk. The results of this research were useful for Kenyan insurance firms and policy makers as they enabled them to comprehend and recognize the advantages of micro insurance and how to overcome obstacles caused by socioeconomic variables that impact their performance.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.subjectSocio-Economic Factorsen_US
dc.subjectIslamic Micro-Insurance Companiesen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleSocio-Economic Factors and the Performance of Islamic Micro-Insurance Companies in Kenyaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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