Gender and Housing Development in the Low Income Suburbs of Jinja Municipality, Uganda

"This study attempted to determine the nature and relative importance of the socio-cultural and economic factors that facilitated or impeded men and women’s engagement in urban housing development. It also attempted to determine the differences between the factors that posed obstacles to men’s and women’s engagement in the development and how gender interacted with other socio-institutional phenomena, especially ethnicity, marital status, age and education in influencing women’s capacity to engage in urban housing development. Finally, the study tried to identify the adaptive strategies adopted by men and women to facilitate their participation in urban housing development. The study used primary and secondary data as well as quantitative and qualitative methods of data collection and analysis. The findings of the study revealed that urban housing development is as much an economic as it is a social process with a complex set of values, traditions, norms and beliefs governing engagement therein, especially by women."