ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 3
Written by Yetunde Olasimbo Mary OLADOKUN, Kemisola Omorinre ADENEGAN, Olubunmi Olanike ALAWODE

Women are important segment of the human population and constitute critical links between the present generation and the future. Thus investing in their well- being is of great benefit to the society. Therefore this study examined the Multidimensional well-being of women in rural Southern Region, Nigeria. The Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey data was used, 4641 women data from Southern region. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics and fuzzy analysis. The mean age of women was 34 with a standard deviation of 9. Women in this region have a mean household size of 6 and a standard deviation of 3. The well-being Index for ranges from 0.01 to 0.80 with a mean value of 0.33 and standard deviation of 0.14. Most of the women had their well-being index between 0.00-0.80 while none had very high between 0.81-1.00. In ascending order of contribution, the six dimensions considered are information access, employment, education, nutrition and health, autonomy, housing and sanitation. Women of the South East rank highest in four of the six dimensions considered. These dimensions are employment, health and nutrition, autonomy and information access. The condition of South-South women is best in two dimensions; housing and sanitation, education. The women of South-West zone are worse off than their counterparts in other zones in all the dimensions. South-East women were better off than their counterparts in other zones. Interventions in the area of information access, education, employment, is needed for women in Southern region.

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