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Financial Inclusion and Economic Growth in Nigeria

Babajide, A. A and Adegboye, F.B. and Omankhanlen, A. E (2015) Financial Inclusion and Economic Growth in Nigeria. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 5 (3). pp. 629-637. ISSN 2146-4138

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Financial development is not simply a result of economic growth; it is also the driver of economic growth. Financial inclusion (FI), a feature of financial development, is a process that marks improvement in quantity, quality, and efficiency of financial intermediary services. It generates local savings, which increase productive investments in local businesses. This paper investigated the impact of FI on economic growth in Nigeria. It aimed to highlight the determinants of FI and its impact on economic growth. Secondary data were sourced from world development indicators and ordinary least square regression model was used to analyze the data. The result shows that FI is a significant determinant of the total factor of production, as well as capital per worker, which invariably determines the final level of output in the economy. This study recommends that natural and economic resources should be adequately harnessed, as alternative means of revitalization and diversification of Nigeria’s oil-dependent monocultural economy

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Financial Inclusion, Economic Growth, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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: 28 Aug 2015 11:13
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2015 11:13

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