Socioeconomic Factors that Determine Fertility Pathway in Relation to Sustainable Development in Nigeria
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Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa
This paper assess the effects of socioeconomic variables on total fertility rate (TFR) in Nigeria, in relation to sustainable development. Methodically, this study models fertility rate function and employed the use of Engle-Granger single-equation to test for the cointegration and using the Generalized Linear Model method to dilate the explanatory variables effects on TFR. The result reveals that life expectancy has a high significant and positive impact on TFR. The result also reveals that the education expenditure has inverse and significant impact on TFR in Nigeria, but there seems to be no such strong inverse relationship between the level of per capita income and infant mortality rate on TFR. The study recommended that, governments and different organizations policy should be focus on the above importance fertility determinant and socioeconomic intervention policies should revise and implement to achieve further reduction of fertility and to enable Nigeria to attain stainable development.
Socio-Economic , Fertility , Sustainable Development , Nigeria
Odior, E. S. O. & R. O. Alenoghena (2018), Socioeconomic Factors that Determine Fertility Pathway in Relation to Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Volume 20, No.2, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania, Pp, 87- 102