The Socio-economic Factors Affecting Plant Home Gardens

Jawad Atef Al-Dala'een


The objective of this research is to highlight the socio-economic characteristics of households that practice urban plant production through their household gardens. The questionnaire was a tool used to collect data. Stratified sample was which divided the population into six strata. The first five strata were depending on family income, while the sixth strata was depending on the households in suburban areas. The results showed that the distribution of gardens was affected by the family income, the free space inside household. Most of households showed that the production is used either for family consumption or used as entertainment tool inside household. The educational level affected the care for household gardens. In low income families, the low educational individual used to care for gardens, while the contrary was recorded for higher income layers. In the suburban areas, the care for garden was taken over by all family members.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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