DETERMINATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF INCOME INEQUALITY AND POVERTY IN RURAL HOUSEHOLD IN YALA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE
The study investigates the structure of income inequality and poverty in rural Nigeria, a case study of Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State. Two hypothesis were formulated to guide the study literature related to the variables were reviewed in the study, sample of three hundred and forty-five (345) respondents were drawn from the study area for data collection, from a population of 12,500, the main instrument for data collection was the structure of income inequality and poverty in rural Nigeria A case study of Yala Local Government Area questionnaire, the data collected were analyzed using statistics and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The result of the hypothesis indicate the income distribution pattern, income inequality significantly affect the living standard of the people in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State. Base on the result of the finding it was recommended, that for the issue of poverty to reduce income distribution pattern should maintain the same flow between the poor and the rich home, conclusion and suggestion were made.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE I
TABLE OF CONTENTS VIII
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the study 1
1.2 Statement of the problem 5
1.3 Objective of the study 7
1.4 Research question 8
1.5 Research 8
1.6 Significance of the study 9
1.7 Scope of the study 11
1.8 Organization of the study 11
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW AND
2.1 Conceptual issues 13
2.2 Empirical studies on poverty and income inequality 16
2.3 Summary of literature review 24
2.4 Theoretical framework 26
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Research design 32
3.2 Area of study 33
3.3 Population of the study 35
3.4 Sampling technique 37
3.5 Sample 38
3.6 Instrumentation 41
3.7 Validity of the instrument 42
3.8 Reliability of the instrument 42
3.9 Method of data collection 43
3.10 Method of data analysis 44
CHAPTER FOUR: RESULT AND DISCUSSION
4.1 Hypothesis by hypothesis presentation of result 46
4.2 Discussion of findings 51
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND
5.1 Summary of study 55
5.2 Conclusion 58
5.3 Recommendation 59
5.4 Suggestion for further studies 60
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