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THE EFFECT OF URBANIZATION AND UNEMPLOYMENT ON THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY

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ABSTRACT
The work is motivated by the seeming inability of the public sector to make and implement polices and programmes to curb the high rate of rural – urban migration and unemployment that is usually experienced in Nigeria. The study was geared towards an overview of the issues of urbanization and unemployment as well as their implication on the development of Nigeria. Secondary data were
collected and analyzed using ordinary least square method. The result obtained from the analysis shows that urbanization has a significant impact on economic growth. It was then recommended
that government should strive more to make access to higher education, scholarship and agricultural facilities available to the rural populace and further enhance effort towards population control through public – private sector to make a productive life worth living in rural areas.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page i
Approval Page ii
Dedication iii
Acknowledgement iv
Abstract v
Table of Contents vi
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the study 1
1.2 Statement of Problem 5
1.3 Objective of the Study 6
1.4 Research Question 6
1.5 Statement Of the Hypothesis 7
1.6 Significant of the Study 7
1.7 Scope of the Study 7
1.8 Definitions of Terms 8
1.9 Organization of the Study 12
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE
2.1.1 Theoretical review of Literature 27
2.2 Causes of Urbanization 30
2.3 Changing Forms of Urbanization 36
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2.4 Review of Urbanization in Nigeria 37
2.5 Theoretical Literature on Unemployment 42
2.6 Review of Unemployment in Nigeria. 45
2.7 The Link Between Urbanization and Unemployment
in Nigeria 47
2.8 The Empirical Study of Unemployment and Urbanization 48
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Urbanization and Unemployment 56
3.2 Sources of Data 56
3.3 Method of Data Collection 57
3.4 Restatement of Hypothesis 57
3.5 Model Specification 58
3.6 Method of Data Analysis 60
3.7 Education of the Estimates 61
3.8 Testing of Hypothesis 62
CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA
4.1 Presentation and Analysis of Data 64
4.2 Interpretation/Evaluation of Result 65
4.3 Hypothesis Testing 74
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
5.1 Discussion of Findings 75
5.2 Summary 75
5.5 Conclusion 76
5.6 Recommendations 77
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