Oladokun Yetunde Olasimbo Mary, Adenegan, Kemisola Omorinre, Salman, Kabir Kayode AlawodeOlubunmi Olanike
This study examined the trend of welfare deprivation of women in rural, Nigeria. The Nigeria demographic and health survey data in 2003, 2008 and 2013 was used, 4563 in 2003, 22896 in 2008 and 23403 in 2013. Data analysis was done using descriptive statistics and fuzzy set analysis. The Deprivation Index for rural women ranges from 0.01 to 0.95 with a mean value of 0.53, 0.57, 0.58 in 2003, 2008 and 2013. In 2003, housing and sanitation contributed the most to welfare deprivation while assets contributed the least. In 2008, autonomy contributed the most to welfare deprivation while information contributed the least while in 2013, housing and sanitation contributed the most and information access the least to welfare deprivation. The study recommended that interventions should be made in the areas of access to information, employment and asset ownership to improve the welfare of women in rural Nigeria.
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