IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/ids/ijarge/v5y2006i1p35-50.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Rural and urban interdependencies in Nigeria: survey results from two Igbo villages

Author

Listed:
  • Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni

Abstract

This paper discusses the socio-economic characteristics of two Nigerian Igbo villages as revealed in a survey administered in May 2001. One of these villages (Umuluwe) is a more traditional rural Igbo community while the other (Obigbo), a more modern one, is located close to Port Harcourt, a major Nigerian city. Migrants from Umuluwe were among the founders of Obigbo and these two villages maintain a symbiotic relationship with each other. They differ significantly in age structure, gender representation, occupations, and income flows, and must be considered as a unified whole. This paper presents survey results documenting the interconnections between migration, traditional Igbo institutions and the pressures of modernisation. The dual village strategy (symbiotic relationship) shows how the two villages, Obigbo and Umuluwe, cope with economic change while maintaining traditional institutions and beliefs.

Suggested Citation

  • Raluca Iorgulescu Polimeni, 2006. "Rural and urban interdependencies in Nigeria: survey results from two Igbo villages," International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(1), pages 35-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:ids:ijarge:v:5:y:2006:i:1:p:35-50
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.inderscience.com/link.php?id=8164
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ids:ijarge:v:5:y:2006:i:1:p:35-50. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Darren Simpson). General contact details of provider: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=1 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.