MIGRATION, REMITTANCE AND FAMILY WELFARE: A NEXUS TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN BENIN CITY, NIGERIA

BY
ALENKHE ODIANONSEN AUGUSTINE.
Department of Sociology
University of Ibadan
princealenkhe@gmail.com
&
OMIGIE OSEYE SUNDAY.
Department of Social Work
University of Benin
sunnyuniben@yahoo.com

Summary:
Migration has been a phenomenon since the existence of man on earth, migrants leave their homeland for a host community where they intend to find succor and make some returns back home for the welfare of their family members; improved standard of living and development of their home land. This study examines migration, remittance and family welfare in relationship with development in Benin city. The functional theoretical approach was used to discuss the topic. This paper is based on research conducted among 300 Nigerian migrants’ families residing in Benin City; sample was drawn from selected communities representing the three local government areas that make up the Benin City metropolis. Data was collected with the aid of structured questionnaire and an in-depth interview. The study gave insights into the highly heterogeneous impact of migrant remittances on Nigerian families’ welfare in Benin City. The relevance of remittance by migrant was discussed and analyzed. Conclusions and recommendations were on the benefit and improvement of migrant remittances to aid development in the state.

DOWNLOAD FULL RESEARCH

Posted in VOLUME 17 NO. 1 APRIL, 2015.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *