Migration patterns in Nigeria: a multivariate analysis

  title={Migration patterns in Nigeria: a multivariate analysis},
  author={James A. McCain},
  journal={African Studies Review},
The purpose of this paper is to attempt to delineate the correlates of the interregional shifts of population in Nigeria between 1952 and 1963. The population of Nigeria, according to the census of 1963, was placed at 55 million people. While the annual growth rate for Nigeria as a whole is placed at 2.7 per cent, the rate of urban growth has been slightly over 6.0 per cent per year (U.N. 1970, p. 57). Of this 6 per cent growth rate in the urban population, only 2 per cent can be attributed to… Expand
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