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Sexuality in Indigenous Migration within Urban Sprawl in Nigeria: Implication for Industrial Development

Amoo, E. O. and Adetoro, Gbemisola and Ola-David, O (2014) Sexuality in Indigenous Migration within Urban Sprawl in Nigeria: Implication for Industrial Development. In: Trajectory to industrial Development in Nigeria. Department of Sociology College of Development Studies Covenant University Ota, Nigeria, pp. 415-427. ISBN 978-978-52506-1-9

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Migration and other forms of mobility though informed by variety of social, economic or political motives, the emotional, affective and sexual liaisons attachments and expectations could also be powerful. The study examined the impact of sexual activities among migrants on sustainable industrial development in Nigeria. Data for this study were extracted from 2009 World Bank dataset on household migration and remittances in sub-Saharan Africa. A two-level analytical procedure (univariate and multivariate analyses) was employed. Univariate focuses on demographic profile of the migrants while the multivariate analysis was devoted to the testing of hypotheses formulated. The gender dichotomy shows more male (62.74%) migrated than female (37.26%) and 44% of them are within age group 25-34 years. It revealed that 28.31% of the migrants worked or owned cottage firms while 71.69% belong to other category of employment. Sexual indicator shows that almost 60% of the migrants are either singles, live alone without spouses or cohabiting. This practice of sexual mixing and the kind of interdependence observed could aggravate risky sexual behaviour and incidence of sexual transmitted infections. The study concluded that high risk of HIV/AIDS among the current and prospective working population exacerbates the burden of sicknesses/diseases at different levels in the short run and decreases the chance for industrial development in the long run. The study, therefore, recommended intensive sexual counselling for all migrants both at the rural and urban areas to instil responsible sexual behaviour before and during transitioning and after reaching their destinations.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 09:04
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2015 12:48

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