Sabunyo Noah, Esimu Joseph and Clet Wandui Masiga
This study was undertaken in the eastern and central regions of Uganda with the main objective of documenting the socio-economic status of newly recruited casual workers working on sericulture project at different stations. One hundred and ten casual workers were randomly selected as respondents to the structured questionnaire aspects related to the factors such as sex, household head, education, age, marital status, type of family, size of family, family occupation, saving, household expenditure, housing, land ownership, livestock ownership and household material ownership were collected by well-structured questionnaire through personal interview method. The results obtained revealed that more number of the casual workers (43.6%) were in the age group of 18-30 years, majority of the casual workers (65.5%) were married, the biggest percentage (58.2%) had attended primary level education, (51.8%) had involved in agriculture as the main family occupation, majority (30.9%) earned between 100,000-200,000 per month and (73.6%) of the casual workers had land for agriculture.
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