ASSESSING THE WELFARE INCOME INEQUALITY IN EDO STATE

OSUNDE OMORUYI; OSASERE GREG IGBINOMWANHIA
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Benin, Benin City
E-mail: oosunde@gmail.com
And
EFOSA ODIGHIZUWA; HELEN EHI EWEKA
Department of Social Work
University of Benin, Benin City

SUMMARY
We examined in this paper the changes in household earnings due to demographic change. We used a number of inequality measures to identify the level of income inequality at different points of the distribution of income using the National Living Standard Survey 2004. From our estimation, we observed that education plays a significant role in higher average household earnings among households with wage employment. Analysing the contribution of individual deterministic factor to income inequality, we further observed that farm income is the greatest factor towards overall inequality for most household group in Edo State.

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Posted in VOLUME 14 N0. (2) SEPTEMBER 2012.

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