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Analysis Of Income Inequality In Nigerian Agricultural Economy: A Case Study Of Ekiti State

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  • Ayinde, Opeyemi Eyitayo
  • Muchie, Mammo
  • Babatunde, Raphael O.
  • Adewumi, Matthew Olaniyi
  • Ayinde, Kayode
  • Ibitoye, Olalekan

Abstract

This study analyses the impact of income inequality on agricultural production among sample of farm households in rural and urban areas of Ekiti-state, Nigeria. The study used primary and secondary data. Descriptive analysis, Gini coefficient and Regression analysis were used to analyzed the data. The results showed the socio-economic characteristics of farm households in both rural and urban areas. The results also indicated that income inequality is higher in urban than in the rural areas and that income level, farm size and household size are the factors that contribute to inequality in both rural and urban areas. The study however recommends that production technology should be improved, infrastructural facilities should be provided, access to credit and land should be made easier and that large family size should be discouraged to facilitate a more equitable distribution of income and increase agricultural production.

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  • Ayinde, Opeyemi Eyitayo & Muchie, Mammo & Babatunde, Raphael O. & Adewumi, Matthew Olaniyi & Ayinde, Kayode & Ibitoye, Olalekan, 2012. "Analysis Of Income Inequality In Nigerian Agricultural Economy: A Case Study Of Ekiti State," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126228, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iaae12:126228
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.126228
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    1. Tony Addison & Giovanni Andrea Cornia, 2001. "Income Distribution Policies for Faster Poverty Reduction," WIDER Working Paper Series DP2001-93, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    2. Abayomi Samuel Oyekale & Adetola Ibidunni Adeoti & Tolulope Olayemi Oyekale, 2006. "Measurement and Sources of Income Inequality among Rural and Urban Households in Nigeria," Working Papers PMMA 2006-20, PEP-PMMA.
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    2. Odusola, Ayodele, 2017. "Agriculture, Rural Poverty and Income Inequality in sub-Saharan Africa," UNDP Africa Economists Working Papers 266998, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
    3. UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa & Ayodele Odusola, "undated". "Agriculture, Rural Poverty and Income Inequality in sub-Saharan Africa," UNDP Africa Policy Notes 2017-05, United Nations Development Programme, Regional Bureau for Africa.

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    Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Production Economics;

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