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Rotimi T. Suberu - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

The federal character principle is Nigeria’s primary formula for mitigating horizontal inequality and conflict in this chronically fractured society. Designed to guarantee inter-group inclusion in the conduct and composition of governmental institutions, the principle spans direct,...

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Aimable Nsabimana - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

There has been much discussion on climate change and its adverse effects on agriculture, including excessive loss of food production. In regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, where agriculture is the major source of household livelihoods, shocks in weather patterns affect farmers’...

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– Evidence from transaction-level data in Nigeria
Bathusi Gabanatlhong, Javier Garcia-Bernardo, Paulinus Iyika, Miroslav Palanský - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Research on profit shifting by multinational corporations in developing countries is limited due to a lack of data. In this paper we use, for the first time, novel administrative data on the transactions of multinational corporations operating in Nigeria vis-à-vis related parties in other...

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– Empirical evidence from Nigeria
Michael Danquah, Solomon Owusu - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

The lingering policy dilemma facing many governments in sub-Saharan Africa in recent years is what can be done in the short to medium term to boost the output and incomes of individuals and enterprises in the informal sector, given the size and persistence of the sector in the region. In this...

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– A livelihood analysis
Abiodun O. Folawewo, Olusegun A. Orija - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This study evaluates the effects of the informal sector on Nigerian workers’ livelihoods and analyses workers’ transitions within the informal sector and between informal and formal employment. A binary logit model is applied to General Household Survey panel data for the periods...

Journal Article
Chuku Chuku - Economic Change and Restructuring , 2019

This study examines the implications of alternative monetary policy regimes to deal with resource revenue shocks when fiscal policy is laissez-faire—that is, when the government spends all resource revenue windfalls contemporaneously. A three-sector dynamic stochastic general equilibrium...

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Belinda Archibong - Oxford Development Studies, 2018

Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal Inequality: Persistence and Change

– Lessons from Nigeria
Joanna Buckley, Neil McCulloch, Nick Travis - Oxford University Press, 2018

From the book: Extractive Industries

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– Patterns of polarization in Nigeria
Fabio Clementi, Andrew L Dabalen, Vasco Molini, Francesco Schettino - The review of income and wealth, 2017

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequality

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Rama Lionel Ngenzebuke, Yoko Akachi - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper delves into the relationship between child nutritional outcome and (multiple) female work status in Nigeria from a micro perspective. The child nutritional outcome is proxied by child weight-for-age. Female work includes wage employment outside the household, household on-farm...

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– Ethnicity, integration, and attitudes toward elected officials in urban Nigeria
Adrienne LeBas - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In the developing world, clientelism is common. In Africa, public office is often used to redistribute resources to ethnically defined constituencies, and this form of clientelistic exchange is a key determinant of vote choice. Does clientelistic exchange shape trust in elected officials as well...

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– Lessons from Nigeria and Ghana
Joanna Buckley, Neil McCulloch, Nick Travis - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Donor interest in the extractives sector is based upon the premise that it represents an opportunity to improve a country’s development prospects. However, in many cases the presence of extractive resources is associated with poor economic performance. As a result, some donors are trying a...

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Belinda Archibong - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

Horizontal inequality by ethnic group has remained remarkably persistent for wealth, education, and access to certain services in Nigeria. While significant gains in the reduction of inequality and improvement in access have been made for more locally administered services, outcomes are stickier...

Book Chapter
– The relationship between growth and employment
Olu Ajakaiye, Afeikhena T. Jerome, David Nabena, Olufunke A. Alaba - Brookings Institution Press, 2016 - Washington DC

From the book: Africa's Lions

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– Evidence from Nigeria
Rama Lionel Ngenzebuke - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper delves into the effect of female bargaining power on child education and labor outcomes in Nigeria. Female bargaining power is proxied by female say on labor income, rather than by female income per se. This is motivated by the fact female labor force participation might be low in some...

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– A retrospective approach to research inquiry
Blessing M. Chiripanhura, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa - Development Policy Review, 2016 - USA

This article examines the impacts of the financial, food and fuel crises on poor and vulnerable households in two states of Nigeria: Lagos and Kano. It uses retrospective household-level data to analyze the impacts of induced price variability on household welfare. The results indicate that...

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