POPULATION PATTERN AND SOCIO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN BADAGRY LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE

Adebayo Ade, Onome E. Oriako

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The connection between population growth and economic development has been a much debated topic among the various economics of the world ever since the world population passed the two billion mark. This paper aims at assessing the population distribution pattern and socio-economic development with a view to establishing the actual causal factor generating between the two. Questionnaire was designed to derive the socio-demographic information and the existing secondary base map was also developed upon inn relation to obtain data for the purpose of drawing the capacity of socioeconomic variables in altering the pattern Drawing on economic analysis of inequality, using a two tailed correlation coefficient, a strong correlation exist between insecurity and low population with a value of .512 , it was discovered that it appears that lower population growth and limited migration may contribute to increased national and global economic inequality. Badagry Local Government area has been benefiting from influx of population due initially to the effect of pressure in the core areas of the state which places population into different areas within the suburbs. The study reveals that although a steadily growing population might seem to be an obstacle to a country’s economic development; most of the countries have accepted the increase in population as an impetus for socio-economic improvement.

 


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