Socio-economic and cultural determinants of household welfare in Kihiihi town council, Kanungu district
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The main purpose of the study was to investigate the determinants of household welfare in Uganda, with a specific focus on Kihiihi Town Council found in Kanungu District. This was guided by objectives that included establishing ways of improving household welfare, establishing the perceived social determinants, economic determinants and cultural determinants of household welfare. The study review literature was extracted from different journals, text books and other published materials by different scholars. This study was based on a sample of 60 respondents with use of questionnaire that contained both open and close ended question this helped to obtain quantitative data that was presented using tables and figures. The study found out that majority of the respondents were in position to have access to meals whereby most of them could afford over one meal a day which improves there ways of living, the study found out that the study found out that culture allows people to participate development programmes in the community however, individual beliefs strongly affects how an individual survives on his or her wellbeing, the study found out that most households were employed and some were mostly involved in dealing with agricultural produces thus they were in position to provide basic needs to their families such as food, paying of bills, school fees among others, the study found out that majority of the respondents‟ were already married, and they were composed with at least 3 children and generally the family size could rise average of 8 people which rises the demand for basic need. The study made the following recommendations; there is needs to be addressed at individual level through capacity building as it is at household levels and national levels, too statistics show that welfare has gone down and the situation is getting better, the government should put much emphasis on education. Now that there is Universal primary and secondary education in the country, the government should ensure that people go to schools. This will uplift the education levels and hence opening up chances for better employment among households, it is recommended that more educational campaigns should be held by the government on households‟ potential families since most people keep giving birth until they obtain a substantial share of both sexes in the family.