Human population growth and the socioeconomic effects in warri metropolitan city Delta State Nigeria

https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS1.1472

Authors

  • Faith Iwejingi Sajini Department of Geography and Regional Planning, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

Keywords:

effects, growth, human population, Nigeria, socioeconomic life, warri metropolis

Abstract

The observable impact of population growth on socioeconomic life has become a major policy issue, especially in developing countries. This article examines the growth in human population and the socio-economic effects in Warri metropolis, Nigeria, with the specific objectives of establishing the trend in population growth from 1960-2020 using secondary data, highlighting the effects that population growth has on education, employment, and income levels, examining the effects of population growth on the socio-economic life of the inhabitants of Warri metropolis, and to make recommendations. Deriving from percentage investigation of responses, the study found that population growth exerts a considerable impact on education, employment, and income levels in the Warri metropolis. The ANOVA test outcome with p< 0.05 (0.000), led to the rejection of the first null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis accepted, therefore there is a significant change in population across the period. The post hoc test reveals that the variations however emanated from the period between 1980 -2020.  Another finding portrays that, with an R-square value of .639, that population growth expresses about 64% effect on socioeconomic life in the Warri metropolis. The study made policy-relevant recommendations that stem from the findings.

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Published

2021-09-14

How to Cite

Sajini, F. I. (2021). Human population growth and the socioeconomic effects in warri metropolitan city Delta State Nigeria. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S1), 878-889. https://doi.org/10.21744/lingcure.v5nS1.1472

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