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Influence of Educational Levels on Fertility Decisions amongst Females Participating in Labour Force in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State Nigeria

Akanbi, M. A. and Ogbari , M. E. (2011) Influence of Educational Levels on Fertility Decisions amongst Females Participating in Labour Force in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Commerce and Management, 2 (5). pp. 16-20. ISSN 0976-2183

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Abstract

The paper tries to examine the influence of educational levels on fertility decisions amongst females participating in labour force in Ado-odo/ota loco/ government area of Ogun state, Nigeria. A total sample size of 106 of women was interviewed through questionnaires administration. Frequency tables and chisquare were used to analyze the data collected. Only one hypothesis was tested in this study. The fact obtained from frequency table buttressed that the highest proportion of f emale respondents acquired secondary educational qualifications. The result derived from the chi-square is that the higher the level of education, the lower the number of children that females participating in labour force had. However, the paper recommends that for Nigeria to be able to reduce her fertility level and achieve developmental goals simultaneously, then women's education should b·e vigorously encouraged by Nigerian citizens, government and nongovernmental/ multi-national agencies in terms of granting full scholarship awards to them.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Labour force participation, Females, Fertility, Educational levels and Chi-square.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 15:33
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2014 15:33
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/2888

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