Factors associated with social economic status in Bushenyi District
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The study established the factors associated with socio-economic status in Bushenyi District. The study was conducted for a period of five months from November 2021 to March 2022. It was guided by the following objectives: to establish the relationship between income levels of adults and socioeconomic status in Bushenyi district; to find out the association between education level and socioeconomic status in Bushenyi district; and, to ascertain the association between occupation and socioeconomic status in Bushenyi district. The study used a cross-sectional survey research design consisting of both qualitative and quantitative approaches of data collection and analysis. The study population consisted of care givers from the 11 sub-counties of Bushenyi District. The study used a sample size of 385 respondents and data analysis was done using Stata software package at the univariate, bivariate and multivariate levels of analysis. The results show that there was a significant relationship between age group, education level, marital status, place of residence, position at workplace, income level and education level with socio economic status. There was no significant relationship between gender and socio-economic status of the respondent at the bivariate level of analysis. At the multivariate analysis, gender, age group, marital status, education level and place of residence were not associated with socio economic status while position at work and income level had a positive and significant relationship with socio economic status. The study recommends that the government and other stakeholders in the education sector should make Education at the tertiary level, initiate job creation programs for youths (less than 35 years), support policies that fight unemployment among youths, and formulate special to improve SES for the aged (more than 60 years).