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Domestic Investment, Capital Formation and Population Growth in Nigeria

Adetiloye, K. A. and Adeyemo, Kingsley A (2012) Domestic Investment, Capital Formation and Population Growth in Nigeria. Developing Country Studies, 2 (7). pp. 37-46. ISSN 2224-607X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0565 (Online)

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Capital formation issues had hardly received attention of the Nigerian academic until recently, though it is a measure of capital accumulation that impacts the productive capacity of the economy. Population growth in the face of dwindling and inadequate real in increase in poverty. This paper shows that the rate of investment does not assist the rate of growth of per capital GDP in Nigeria. Secondary data employed are from the Central Bank of Ni expenditure bank credit and capital formation while growth and investment rates are from World Economic Information database. It is also observed that investment rates of the country have fluctuated wildly. Investm has not translated into capital formation and has not aided growth in Nigeria. The paper tests on the curve estimation regression models confirm that growth is in existence but is found to be insignificant. The linear result indicates the importance of government expenditure, capacity utilisation and bank credit in increasing the income of Nigerians. The results also show that there is negative relationship between growth rates of the population and capital formation. With the curve estimation method r in the economy though slowly, on a linear path. It makes useful recommendations on how to increase and sustain capital formation to increase income and to avoid further poverty in the country.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 19:19
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2013 19:19

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