DETERMINATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF INCOME INEQUALITY AND POVERTY IN RURAL HOUSEHOLD IN YALA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE

DETERMINATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF INCOME INEQUALITY AND POVERTY IN RURAL HOUSEHOLD IN YALA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE  

ABSTRACT  

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

CERTIFICATION                                                      II

DEDICATION                                                          III

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS                                            IV

ABSTRACT                                                             VII

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

    THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

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

RECOMMENDATION

5.1  Summary of study                                            55

5.2  Conclusion                                                       58

5.3  Recommendation                                              59

5.4  Suggestion for further studies                             60

References                                                             61

Appendix                                         

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