ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL COHESION INDICATORS AND RURAL POVERTY REDUCTION IN NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 4
Written by Zainab Aina USMAN, Kehinde Oluseyi OLAGUNJU

Social cohesion (SC) is not much of a debatable topic in the developing countries, and like poverty is a multidimensional concept. Evidence from research shows fairly poor basis for testing the multidimensionality and measurement of SC in Nigeria. We test for the multidimensionality of social cohesion(SC) in rural areas using possible indicators that could contribute to the welfare of the rural populace. Data were drawn from the Nigeria General Household Survey 2012/2013 derived from the World Bank Living Standard Survey Measurement. Using exploratory factor analysis and Pearson correlation techniques to measure and test the multidimensionality of SC and its relation to rural welfare respectively, the results showed that about 46.5% and 36.6% have a perception that social trust and violence level is better in Nigeria, however only 36% have access to rural communal resource. Policy focus should be targeted towards development of the rural social sector by redefining funding, institutional structures and functions

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USMAN Z.A., OLAGUNJU K.U. 2017, ASSESSMENT OF SOCIAL COHESION INDICATORS AND RURAL POVERTY REDUCTION IN NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 17 ISSUE 4, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 339-346.


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