The Predictors of Employment Generation in Informal Businesses in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria

Eboh, Samuel Chukwuma, Ibiang, Eno Itobo, Ofem, Ubi Eni


The purpose of the study is to identify the predictors of employment generation in informal businesses in an urban setting.  The methodology adopted for the study was a cross-sectional research approach.  The population of the study is all informal businesses in Calabar.  The respondents were informal business owner in the study.  Stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting the businesses used in the study. A sample size of 252 businesses representing 15% of all registered businesses was used for the study. A structured questionnaire was used in collecting the data. The collected data was analysized using simple percentages and analysis of variance (ANOVA).  The result showed a significant variation in employment generation among informal businesses. The predictors of employment generation among the informal businesses were identified as; type of business, income generation, size of business and quality of services.  It is therefore concluded that a positive change in the characteristics of businesses will lead to increase in employment generation.

Keywords: Informal business, Employment generation &Predictors of Employment generation.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/10-18-08

Publication date:September 30th 2020


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