The effect of average household size on the hours of work in a week for male workers in urban centers of Uganda
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This research study investigates the relationship between the average household size and the weekly working hours of male workers in urban centers of Uganda. Understanding this relationship is crucial as it provides insights into the potential influence of household dynamics on individuals’ labor market behavior, which can have significant implications for both economic and social policy-making. The study utilizes a quantitative approach and draws upon data collected from a representative sample of male workers residing in urban areas across Uganda by UBOS in the UNHS of 2018/2019. The primary objective is to assess whether there is a statistically significant association between average household size and the number of hours worked in a typical week. Additionally, the research explores potential mediating factors such as socio-demographic characteristics, educational attainment, and occupation type. By employing rigorous statistical analysis techniques, including multiple regression models, the study aims to identify the magnitude and direction of the relationship between average household size and weekly working hours. The analysis also considers possible moderating variables to account for variations across different urban centers and regions within Uganda. Findings from this research will contribute to the existing body of knowledge on labor economics in Uganda and potentially inform policymakers, employers, and stakeholders in shaping effective strategies for workforce management. The results will shed light on the intricate interplay between household dynamics and labor market outcomes, specifically focusing on male workers in urban areas. The study’s outcomes will facilitate a more comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing working hours, ultimately aiding in the development of policies that promote a healthier work-life balance and enhance the overall well-being of individuals and families in Uganda.