Population Growth and its Effect on Family Standard of Living in Warri Metropolis, Nigeria
AbstractThe study examined population growth in Warri Metropolis and its effect on the family standard of living. Data used was generated from primary and secondary sources. The primary data was acquired through the use of administered questionnaires, while secondary sources were obtained from a projected population of the metropolis in other to capture the rate of growth in population. The study area was stratified into six (6) zones based on land-use types to ensure adequate spread. In all, a total of fourteen (14) neighbourhoods were selected at random. Actual and projected population data of the metropolis from the year 1970–2015 was obtained from the National Population Commission. The findings revealed that population growth significantly affects the standard of living within the metropolis, which is influenced by natural and human factors. Therefore, it is recommended that there be a need for intervention programmes to help reduce the population growth rate and stimulate socio-economic development.
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