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Title:
EDUCATION AND INCOME DIVERSIFICATION STRATEGIES IN KENYA

Authors:
Anthony Wambugu


Volume - 2 Issue - 8, Pages - 4335-4346

Abstract:
Using a representative national household survey and multinomial logit regression, this study analyses the relationship between education and household choice of economic activity combination among four economic activities: wage work, wage work and farming, wage work and family enterprise, and wage work, farming and family enterprise. The results reveal pervasive combination of income generating activities among rural and urban households in Kenya. Completion of primary education and completion of secondary education are a key driving force encouraging income generation from multiple sources. Education attainment beyond secondary level tends to drive households into specializing in wage work. The results suggest that, education plays an important role in the process by which both rural and urban households generate income and sustain livelihoods, by influencing access to different income generating activity combinations in Kenya. There are also notable lifecycle and gender differences in income source diversification.

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[Wambugu, Anthony. "EDUCATION AND INCOME DIVERSIFICATION STRATEGIES IN KENYA." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 8, 2017, pp. 4335-4346. August.]

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