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dc.contributor.authorOgun, T. P.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe paper investigates the impact of infrastructural development on poverty reduction in Nigeria. Specifically, the relative effects of physical and social infrastructure on living standards or poverty indicators are examined, with a view to providing empirical evidence on the implications of increased urban infrastructure for the urban poor. The paper employs secondary data for the period 1970:1 to 2005:4 and the structural vector autoregressive (SVAR) technique is adopted in the analysis. The study unequivocally finds that infrastructural development leads to poverty reduction. Results also show that though infrastructure in general reduces poverty, social infrastructure explains a higher proportion of the forecast error in poverty indicators relative to physical infrastructure. This suggests that massive investment in social infrastructure in cities would drastically reduce poverty in the urban areas.en_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,43en_US
dc.subject.keywordAfrican urbanismen_US
dc.subject.keywordeveryday practicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial infrastructuresen_US
dc.subject.keywordurban violenceen_US
dc.titleInfrastructure and poverty reduction: Implications for urban development in Nigeriaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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