Household Size and Socio-Economic Resources: A Case Study of Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State of Nigeria
AbstractThe paper examined the relationship between Household size and socioeconomic variables in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State. Household size simply put, refers to the number of persons living together in the same house and share common catering arrangement, social and economic relationships and assist one another under a leader known as the head of household. The head of household could be a male or female. Socioeconomic resources are materials that human beings use their numbers,
skills, and talents, labour, technical knowhow to produce in order to satisfy
their interest and needs. A total of 2,245 questionnaires were administered
using the stratified random sampling technique. Data was analysed using the
multiple regression statistical technique. A high positive correlation of r =
0.787 between Household size and the identified socio-economic variables
was recorded. Consequently, the hypothesis (Hi) for the study, that
Household size is a function of socio-economic variables was accepted. The
policy implications for the socio-economic development of Delta State in
particular and Nigeria in general were heighted.
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