E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 3, Issue 2, 2023

Effects of Poverty on Household’s Welfare in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Author(s): Danjuma Abegye Nuhu, Musa Talba Jibrin, Yakaka Bukar Maina


The study adopted the survey research design method to examined the effects of poverty on household’s welfare in Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State, Nigeria. The study used self-developed questionnaire to collect data from four hundred (400) respondents. The study descriptive statistics (for data analysis). The results were presented in tables and discussed according to the research objective. The study revealed that lack of purchasing power, low life expectancy, poor housing, high level of hunger and starvation were the effects of poverty on households’ welfare in Maiduguri Metropolis. The study recommended that increase in household size increases the incidence of poverty, hence efforts should be made towards family planning for effective population control and also policies should be made towards increase in employment opportunities in order to reduce dependency ratio among households, thereby alleviating poverty.

Keywords: Poverty, Households, Welfare, Descriptive Statistics

Pages: 1107-1111

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