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dc.creatorMurphy, S.en_US
dc.creatorArora, D.en_US
dc.creatorKruijssen, F.en_US
dc.creatorMcDougall, C.en_US
dc.creatorKantor, P.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-29T07:34:49Z
dc.date.available2020-04-29T07:34:49Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationPLoS ONE, 15(3): e0229286.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12348/4164
dc.description.abstractOver the last decade, Egypt's aquaculture sector has expanded rapidly, which has contributed substantially to per capita fish supply, and the growth of domestic fish markets and employment across the aquaculture value chain. Despite the growing importance of aquaculture sector in Egyptian labour force, only a few studies have explored the livelihoods of Egypt's women and men fish retailers. Even fewer studies have examined gender-based market constraints experienced by these informal fish retailers. This study uses sex-disaggregated data collected in 2013 in three governorates of Lower Egypt to examine the economic and social constraints to scale of enterprises between women (n = 162) and men informal fish retailers (n = 183). Specifically, we employ linear regression method to determine the correlates of enterprise performance. We found that both women and men retailers in the informal fish market earn low profits and face livelihood insecurities. However, women's enterprise performance is significantly lower than that of men even after controlling for individual socio-economic and retailing characteristics. Specifically, the burden of unpaid household work and lack of support therein impedes women's ability to generate higher revenues. These findings strengthen the argument for investing in understanding how gender norms and attitudes affect livelihood options and outcomes. This leads to recommendations on gender-responsive interventions that engage with both men and women and enhance the bargaining power and collective voice of fish retailers.en_US
dc.formatPDFen_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-4.0en_US
dc.subjectsmall-scale aquacultureen_US
dc.subjecteconomic activitiesen_US
dc.subjectretailen_US
dc.subjectsocioeconomic environmenten_US
dc.titleGender-based market constraints to informal fish retailing: Evidence from analysis of variance and linear regressionen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMurphy, S. et al. (2020). Gender-based market constraints to informal fish retailing: Evidence from analysis of variance and linear regression. PLoS ONE, 15(3): e0229286.
cg.contributor.crpFISHen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Officeen_US
cg.coverage.countryEgypten_US
cg.coverage.regionNorth Africaen_US
cg.identifier.worldfish4604
cg.subject.agrovocaquacultureen_US
cg.subject.agrovocgenderen_US
cg.subject.agrovocemploymenten_US
cg.contributor.affiliationWorldFishen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Center for Tropical Agricultureen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationRoyal Tropical Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Centeren_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
cg.identifier.ISIindexedISI indexeden_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorMurphy, S.en_US
cg.contribution.worldfishauthorMcDougall, C.en_US
cg.description.themeGenderen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0229286en_US
cg.creator.idSeamus Murphy: 0000-0002-1792-0351en_US
cg.creator.idCynthia McDougall: 0000-0002-5606-6813en_US


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