Urbanization and Poverty in the Third World: Measurement, Patterns and Policies in Warri Metropolis, Nigeria

  • AA Abotutu
Keywords: Urbanization, Poverty, Third World, Measurement, Warri Metropolis, Nigeria

Abstract

This paper aims to analyze the magnitude and incidence of the persistent problem of urban poverty in Warri Metropolis, Nigeria. Besides the introduction (Section 1), the paper is divided into five sections. Section 2 focuses on the theoretical framework and literature review. Section 3 outlines the method and data used to calculate the poverty line, which are used in section 4 to estimate urban poverty. Section 5 assesses the poverty alleviation schemes. The paper ends with concluding remarks in section 6.

Key words: Urbanization, Poverty, Third World, Measurement, Warri Metropolis, Nigeria

Published
2014-04-28
Section
Articles

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