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The study examined alcohol consumption and its effects on economic andsocial livelihood of selected rural communities of Enugu State. One hundredand twenty randomly selected alcohol consuming heads of households andsixty four purposively selected non-alcohol consuming heads of householdwere used. Data were collected using structured interview schedule andanalysed using percentage. Alcoholic beverages available were palm wine(100%), beer (100%), local gin (100%), spirit (89.2%), and burukutu (41.7%).Respondents indicated preference for palm wine (50.0%). Choice of alcoholicbeverage was a function of several factors namely availability, ability toproduce the alcohol, cost and others. Effects of alcohol consumption wereevident by less commitment to livelihood activities, household’s welfare,incidents of violence and others. The study recommends that policies shouldbe enacted to regulate proliferation and operation of alcohol enterprises in therural areas. More importantly is the regulation of the type of alcohol marketedin the communities. Also government should promote programmes that targetimproved livelihood strategies and empowerment of rural people to enhancediversification of the rural economy

Keywords: Alcohol ; Livelihood ; rural ; social ; consumption

Subject(s): Agricultural Finance

Financial Economics

Issue Date: 2011-12

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN(P): 2304-1455 (Other)

ISSN(E): 2224-4433 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/197932 Published in: Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, Volume 01, Number 04 Page range: 69-79

Total Pages: 12

Series Statement: 6-ajard,vol.1,no.2,pp.69-79

Record appears in: Asian Economic and Social Society (AESS) > Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development





Autor: Dimelu, M.U. ; Agbo, C. ; Igbokwe, E.M.

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/197932?ln=en



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