THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC SPENDING ON POVERTY REDUCTION IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT
This work was done to analyze the impact of public spending on poverty eradication in Nigeria from (1980-2011). In this research work, multiple regression analysis was used and five variables were used in the empirical analysis. They are government expenditure on agriculture and water resources (AGWR), health (HTH) education (EDU) transportation and communication (TRCM) and Housing and environment. The data used in this research was collected from secondary data obtained from National Bureau of Statistics (2008) (MBS), and CBN statistical bulletin. The major findings shows that government expenditure on health, education and transport and communication are insignificant and a unit increase of government expenditure in these sectors will reduce poverty level. While that of agriculture and water resources, and housing and environment are significant and a unit increase will increase poverty level. Recommendation were proffered based on the findings of this research. That the government at all level should ensure that its expenditure are channeled towards projects that will reduce poverty level in Nigeria.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page - - - - - - - - - - i
Certificate - - - - - - - - - - ii
Acknowledgement - - - - - - - - - iii
Tables of contents - - - - - - - - - iv
Abstract - - - - - - - - - - v

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the study - - - - - - - 1
1.2 Statement of the problem - - - - - - - 4
1.3 Research question - - - - - - - - 4
1.4 Objective of the study - - - - - - - 5
1.5 Research hypotheses - - - - - - - - 5
1.6 Significance of the study - - - - - - - 5
1.7 Scope and limitation of the study - - - - - - 6

CHAPTER TWO
2.1 LITERATURE REVIEW - - - - - - - 8
2.2.1 Theoretical literature - - - - - - - 10
2.2.2 Causes of Poverty - - - - - - - - 10
2.2.3 Poverty situation in Nigeria - - - - - - 11
2.2.4 The effects of poverty in Nigeria - - - - - 13
2.3 Empirical literature - - - - - - - - 15
2.3.1 Approaches to poverty alleviation in Nigeria - - - - 16
2.3.2 Poverty reduction strategies in Nigeria - - - - - 20
2.3.3 Causes of poverty reduction in Nigeria - - - - 25
2.3.4 Achievement of poverty reduction in Nigeria - - - 27

CHAPTER THREE
3.0 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY - - - - - 30
3.1 Methodology - - - - - - - - - 30
3.2 Model specification - - - - - - - - 30
3.3 Method of evaluation- - - - - - - - 32
3.3.1 Statistical Test - - - - - - - - 32
3.3.2 Econometric Criteria (Second-Order Test) - - - - 33
3.3.3 Economic A Priori Test - - - - - - - 34
3.4 Source of data - - - - - - - - 34

CHAPTER FOUR
RESULT PRESENTATION, INTERPRETATION AND DISCUSSION
4.1 Result presentation - - - - - - - - - 35
4.2 Result interpretation - - - - - - - - 36
4.2.1 Analysis of the Regression Coefficients - - - - 36
4.2.2 Analysis of the Evaluation Methods - - - - - 37
4.2.2.1 Evaluation Based on Economic Criteria - - - - 37
4.2.2.2 Evaluation Based on Statistical Criteria - - - - 38
4.2.2.3 Evaluation Based on Econometric Criteria - - - - 40
4.3 Hypothesis Testing - - - - - - - 43
Conclusion - - - - - - - - - 43

CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Summary of Findings - - - - - - - 45
5.2 Recommendation - - - - - - - - 46
5.3 Conclusion - - - - - - - - - 48
References - - - - - - - - - 49
Journals - - - - - - - - - 50
Appendix I
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Raji, A. (2018). THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC SPENDING ON POVERTY REDUCTION IN NIGERIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-public-spending-on-poverty-reduction-in-nigeria-4332

MLA 8th

Raji, Alex "THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC SPENDING ON POVERTY REDUCTION IN NIGERIA" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-public-spending-on-poverty-reduction-in-nigeria-4332. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

MLA7

Raji, Alex . "THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC SPENDING ON POVERTY REDUCTION IN NIGERIA". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-public-spending-on-poverty-reduction-in-nigeria-4332 >.

Chicago

Raji, Alex . "THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC SPENDING ON POVERTY REDUCTION IN NIGERIA" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-public-spending-on-poverty-reduction-in-nigeria-4332

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