INCOME INEQUALITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A CASE STUDY OF JINJA DISTRICT- UGANDA

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Abstract

The study investigated the relationship between income inequality and economic development with a case study of Jinja Municipality in Eastern Uganda. The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the relationship between income  inequality and economic development. The study reviewed data on Income inequality, gender and their relationship with economic development. The study employed descriptive survey research design method where both qualitative and quantitative research techniques were applied to identify the relationship between income inequality and economic development. The researcher collected data from stakeholders in the both government and private sector and departments in Jinja municipality using questionnaires, data was coded, sorted and punched in excels spread sheets for analysis and interpretation. The researcher found out that income inequality is a big stumbling block to economic development. The researcher recommended that government should employ measures to distribute income and resources equally to facilitate

economic development.

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Table of Content

Declaration ......................................................................................................................... ii

Approval ........................................................................................................................... iii

Dedication ......................................................................................................................... iv

Acknowledgement ............................................................................................................. v

Abstract ............................................................................................................................. vi

Table of Contents ............................................................................................................ vii

CHAPTER ONE ............................................................................................................... 1

1.1 Background ................................................................................................................. 1

1.2 Problem Statement ...................................................................................................... 2

1.3 Purpose of the Study ................................................................................................... 2

1.4 Objectives of the Study ............................................................................................... 2

1.5 Research Questions ..................................................................................................... 3

1.6 Scope ............................................................................................................................. 3

1.7 Conceptual Framework .............................................................................................. 4

1.8 Significance of the study ............................................................................................. 4

CHAPTER TWO .............................................................................................................. 5

2.0 Literature Review ....................................................................................................... 5

2.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................. 5

2.2 Relationship between Income Inequality and Economic Development ................. 6

2.3 Relationship between Gender and Economic Development ................................... 7

CHAPTEl"{ THREE .......................................................................................................... 9

Methodology ...................................................................................................................... 9

3.0 Introduction ................................................................................................................. 9

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3.1 Research Design .......................................................................................................... 9

3.2 Research Population ................................................................................................... 9

3.3 Sample Size .................................................................................................................. 9

3.4 Research Instruments ............................................................................................... 10

3.5 Data Analysis ............................................................................................................. 10

3.5.1 Pre-analysis of data ................................................................................................ 10

3.5.2 Coding and Entering ofData ................................................................................ 10

3.5.3 Qualitative Analysis ............................................................................................... 11

3.5.4 Quantitative Analysis ............................................................................................ 11

3.6 Data Presentation ...................................................................................................... 11

CHAPTER FOUR ........................................................................................................... 12

Data Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation .......................................................... 12

4.0. Introduction .............................................................................................................. 12

4.1. Profile of the respondents ........................................................................................ 12

4.1.1. Sex ........................................................................................................................... 12

4.1.2. Age .......................................................................................................................... 13

4.1.3. Marital Status ........................................................................................................ 13

4.1.4. Job title ................................................................................................................... 14

4.1.5. Qualification .......................................................................................................... 15

4.1.6. Total number of employees in a department ...................................................... 15

4.1.7. For how long have you been working in this department? ............................... 16

4.2. Relationship between income Inequality and Economic development ............... 17

4.2.1. Strong relationship between Income Inequality and Economic Development.18

4.2.4. Income Inequality leads to slow Economic Development.. ................................ 18

4.3.1lncome equality has improved on economic development. ................................ 19

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4.3.0. Relationship Between Gender and Economic Development ............................. 20

4.3.1. Gender is important in economic development. ................................................. 20

4.3.2. Relationship between Gender and Economic development.. ............................ 21

4.3.3. Economic Development will rise if people are sensitized on the importance of gender ............................................................................................................................... 22

CHAPTER FIVE ............................................................................................................ 23

Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations ............................................................. 23

5.0. Introduction .............................................................................................................. 23

5.1. Findings of the study ................................................................................................ 23

5.2. Conclusion of the findings ....................................................................................... 25

5.3. Recommendations .................................................................................................... 25

5.4. Suggestion for further studies ................................................................................. 26

References: .......................................................................................................................... i

APPENDICES .................................................................................................................. iii

APPENDIX 1 .................................................................................................................... iii

RESEARCH INSTRUMENTS ....................................................................................... iii

Questionnaire for Stake Holders in Jinja Municipality ............................................... iii

Section A: Profile of Respondents .................................................................................. iii

Section B: Relationship Between Income Inequality and Economic Development. .. iv

Scale: 1) Strongly Agree 2) Agree 3) Not sure 4) Disagree 5) Strongly Disagree ....... iv

Section C: Relationship Between Gender and Economic Development. ..................... v

Appendix 2 ....................................................................................................................... vii

Actual Work Plan for the Study .................................................................................... vii

Appendix 3 ...................................................................................................................... viii

Actual Budget for the Study ......................................................................................... viii

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