Research Papers/Topics in Economics Education

Equity In Bursary Allocation In Relation To Internal Efficiency Of Secondary Schools In Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACTBasic education is very critical in any education system because of the crucial role it playsin catalyzing national development. Consequently, maintaining a high student enrolment atthis level should be a priority for all countries. The Constituency Bursary Fund (CBF) wasestablished by the government of Kenya through an Act of Parliament in 2003. The purposeof this study was to investigate equity in bursary allocation in relation to internal efficiencyof secondary schools in Bungoma C...

Influence Of Educational Resources On Students’ Academic Performance In Science Subjects In Secondary Schools In Kakamega South Sub-County, Kenya

ABSTRACTAdequate academic resources are necessary for high performance in science subjects. In Kakamega South Sub-County secondary schools students’ low performance in science subjects was below 6.00 by 2014 KCSE. The sub-county posted lower means in science subjects compared to neighbouring sub-counties; averagely, 2012 to 2014; Mumias posted 5.539, Kakamega Central 4.940 and Kakamega South 4.071. Also the sub-county was posting an average negative deviation (-0.566) in comparison to the a...

An Evaluation of The Conformance of Namibia Quality Standards to The Law And Practice of International Quality Standards

ABSTRACT This dissertation provides an outline of the state of the art of international standardization and the attendant process of conformity assessment. Where possible reference is made to Namibian developments in order to either reinforce or contrast the issue being discussed. Given the ongoing usage by Namibia of the South African standards and conformity assessment architecture, significant reference is also made to South African developments and practices. Likewise, reference is ...

The Multilateral Trade System And The African Regional Integration Systems: The Use of Soft Law And Hard Law Strategies in The SADC, SACU And COMESA

ABSTRACT The paper seeks to explore the relationship between the Multilateral Trade System (MTS) and the African Regional Integration System(s)(RIS). This is done through the analysis of norm formation on trade-in Regional Integration Systems (RIS). In this analysis, the manner in which the African Regional Integration Systems use the soft and hard law strategies to reproduce themselves institutionally on trade issues is carefully explored. This is done by looking at specific case studi...

TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF SALT PRODUCTION IN GHANA: THE CASE OF SMALL-SCALE SALT PRODUCERS IN ELMINA

ABSTRACT Technical efficiency of resource-use, particularly in salt production is a major concern for the level of productivity and profitability of salt miners depend on it. Thus, the study was conducted to estimate the level of technical efficiency among small scale salt producers in Elmina. The study used the entire population of 96 salt producers in Elmina. The study reveals that, Cobb-Douglas stochastic production frontier best fits small scale salt producers in Elmina. The results...

INSURANCE DEMAND AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN GHANA.

ABSTRACT  The study was necessitated by the fact that insurance has been recognized by many researchers as having effect on economic growth but little has been done in that regard in Ghana. The main objective of the study is to examine the effect of insurance on economic growth in Ghana using quarterly data from the first quarter of 2006 to the second quarter of 2018. The study employed Johansen and Juselius cointegration approach and Vector Error Correction Model (VECM). Findings reveal...

Income at Retirement and Consumption of Pensioners in Ghana: The Case of Ajumako-Enyanessiam District

ABSTRACT The study investigated the extent to which SSNIT pensioners in Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam (AEE) district smooth and sustain consumption expenditure on nondurable goods and further analysed how the main determinants of consumption influence expenditure on nondurable goods at retirement. A total of 164 SSNIT pensioners who were household heads and aged 58 to 64 years were used for the study.  Data for the study which was collected in March 2019 was mainly primary data covering the period 20...

MOBILE PHONE TECHNOLOGY AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION AMONG RURAL POPULATION OF THE UPPER DENKYIRA WEST DISTRICT

ABSTRACT Over the years, financial inclusion has gained interest in both economic and financial discourse and it has a development policy especially in developing economies. Developing countries such as Ghana are developing various policies and regulatory framework to ensure they reach all those excluded financially especially the rural dwellers. Mobile phone technology has served as an option for rural populace to embark on financial transaction such as payment, transfers, savings...