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ISSUES IN GENDER AND LAND TENURE IN SAFANA LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF KATSINA STATE, NIGERIA

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Author(s): A. Sada | N. Mohammed

Journal: Academic Research International
ISSN 2223-9944

Volume: 4;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 275;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Gender | Access and Land Tenure

ABSTRACT
The research studied and compared gender based stratification in land tenure by means of investigation the level of access to land by gender and explanation of the means through which land is owned and controlled in the study area. Systematic random sampling technique was employed whereby one out of tenth household in the study area was picked. Open ended questionnaire survey in addition to the use ofparticipatory rural appraisal (PRA) used to collect data for the study. The data collected was analysed using the SPSS package, where by statistical function of tables, percentages mean, charts and graphs were used. In addition chi square statistical test of significant difference was also used. The results of the study showedthere is less inequality in ownership of land between males and females whereby 91% of all lands belong to the males while 85% belong to the females.
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