Sociology Research Papers/Topics

Correlates of Crime Reporting Among Victims in Lagos, Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Crime reporting practices are critical for effective policing and reduction of crime. Studies have shown that more crimes are committed than reported, while little research attention has been paid to the determinants of crime reporting among Nigerians. This study, therefore, examined the correlates of crime reporting among crime victims in Lagos State, Nigeria because its high crime rates are disproportionally reported.  The Weberian Social Action theory provided the theoretical...

An Assessment Of The Dowry System Among The Youths In Tanzania: A Case Study Of Karagwe District, Kagera Region, Tanzania

ABSTRACT  The aspect this study is to assess the dowry system  in Tanzania  paid at the time of marriage between families involved.  Also, this study is an attempt to fulfill the desire to shed light on the significance of dowry in Tanzania particularly in Karagwe district. In particular, the researcher examines how dowry in Karagwe district is significantly associated with better outcomes in terms of family wealth, particularly for physical assets and land. The instruments employed was b...

Livelihood And Living Conditions Of Formal Sector Retirees In Lagos State Nigeria

Abstract The study examined gender differences in retirement livelihood and living conditions of formal sector retirees in Lagos State. The relationship between sources of retirement livelihood arid living conditions of retirees in the public and organized private sector was essentially examined. The study covered retired men and women from three tiers of government -Federal, State and local Government as well as organized private sector retirees. This involved a cross-sectional survey of 1.3...

Influence Of The Internet On Adolescent Sexuality In Lagos Metropolis

ABSTRACT Adolescent pre-martial sexual activities often come with sexual health problems such as HIV/AIDS and pregnancies not planned for. While society contends with this social problem, the forces of globalization through the internet offer a wide range of sexuality related information, some of which expose adolescents to risk-bearing practices. Earlier works on adolescent sexuality in Nigeria bare drawn attention to the roles of family socio-economic background, peer influence, prolongatio...

Gender Differentials In The Socio-Economic Well-Being Of Older Persons In Lagos State, Nigeria

Abstract National and international organizations continue to express concerns on older persons worldwide, and have suggested measures for improving their lives and overall well-being within the framework of sustainable development. Citizenship cannot be assumed to have the same significance for the young and old. A common experience is that of disentitlements of the older persons regarding their person and other rights. Theoretically, older persons are not a homogenous group. It has been ob...

Factors In The Persistence Of High Fertility Among The Yoruba : A Case Study Of Iwo Local Government Area Of Oyo State

ABSTRACT . Past and recent studies have found the level of fertility among the Yoruba to be very high and stable. Attempts to explain why this is so have, however, not been satisfactory. This study has therefore attempted to provide an answer to this problem using Iwo local government area as a case. The study reveals that the level of fertility. in Iwo local government is very high despite the fact that a significant proportion of the women interviewed had ever used family planning methods a...

Revitalising Transformational Governance For Sustainable Development: Perspectives From Kenya

Abstract Efficient delivery of public services in Kenya and other developing countries has for long been hindered by highly centralised governments. Recognising the need to achieve high economic growth and reduce poverty-related inequalities, Kenyans persistently pushed for enhanced decentralisation of governance and development. In response, government has over time initiated numerous reforms, key among them the Vision 2030 blue print and a new constitution aimed at strengthening institution...

The Contribution Of Government To The Sustainability Of Inclusive Education: A Case Of Urban District (Zanzibar)

ABSTRACT  The study examines the contribution of government to the sustainability of inclusive education in Zanzibar. Specifically the study assess the government supervision on inclusive education, identify the appropriate instructional materials of teaching and learning to the inclusive education and to examine the challenge(s) facing in teaching and learning environment in inclusive educational at Urban District in Zanzibar. Both primary and secondary data were used during the study where...

University Staff Perception Of Military Governance And Social Change In Nigeria 1973-1993

ABSTRACT Progressive social change is one of the rising expectations of the people in any given society. The need to provide political, social and economic opportunities that could bring about transformation that may nurture social welfare and human-centered development is usually the main reason given by the military for their incursion into politics. To accomplish these political objectives, the military in Nigeria has intervened incessantly in national governance since 1966. Have the effor...

Traditional Versus Modern Judicial Practices: Comparative Analysis Of Dispute Resolution Systems Among The South-West Yoruba Of Nigeria

INTRODUCTION Some of the preliminary issues we intend to consider in this paper are the extent to which modem day judicial practices, as manifested in Courts are well fitted for Dispute Resolution. The second is whether disputes are central to the work of Courts. The nature of our response to these issues will justify the need or otherwise for an alternative dispute resolution method. Richard Lempert defines disputes as 'controversies involving two (or more) parties, each making a special ki...

Socio Economic Factors Influencing Young Women’s Vulnerability To Trafficking Among Residents Of Benin City, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The existence of Nigerian trafficking syndicates in places such as Botswana, Malawi, Italy, and Spain is evidence that the phenomenon of trafficking in young women is not only transnational but has become a global scourge and in Nigeria, it has become a major social problem. Unfortunately, there exists little awareness of the ramifications and dynamism of this phenomenon in Nigeria due to the dearth of empirical date. This study set out to ascertain the socioeconomic and cultural fac...

Social Security And Family Social Needs: A Study Of The Effectiveness Of The National Provident Fund In Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study evaluates the effectiveness of National Provident Fund in attempting to satisfy family social needs and examines the potential area which magnify unmet needs. The first research task was to trace the evolution of Provident Funds over the past years and then conduct a sample survey to select retired persons from private and public sectors of the economy from Lagos and one other community, Benin City, with a smaller population and with a lower cost of living. Comparative stu...

The Implications Of Street Children On Security In Sokoto Metropolis

ABSTRACT Security challenges is one of the major social problems confronting not only Sokoto Metropolis or Nigeria in general, but most of the third world countries and some other parts of the world. Street children are often found to be active participants in most of the social uprisings that were witnessed in some parts of Nigeria, particularly Sokoto metropolis. The quest to find out why and how the number of street children is increasing and how it affects the level of security prompted t...

Cultural Belief And Immunization In Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area, Kebbi State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The hostility of community member towards immunization has been a concern to the health workers and this has been attributed to their cultural belief. The objective of this study is therefore to examine cultural beliefs and immunization of children. 120 questionnaire were administered were designed for three categories of respondents who are parent, health personnel’s and traditional and religious leaders. Each group mentioned was administered with 40 questionnaires each as they we...


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