• Economics
  • Published 2010

2. Poverty in Nigeria: A Gendered Analysis

@inproceedings{Anyanwu20102PI,
  title={2. Poverty in Nigeria: A Gendered Analysis},
  author={John C. Anyanwu},
  year={2010}
}
This paper presents a profile of gendered poverty in Nigeria for the period 1980–1996. It examines the determinants of gendered poverty and specific measures that can be taken to reduce it, using the 1996 National Consumer Survey dataset. The results show that by 1996, the proportion of the rural population living below the poverty line stood at 72%, up from 46% in 1992. All the indices of poverty (headcount, depth, and severity) show that poverty was more pronounced in female-headed households… CONTINUE READING

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