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Factors affecting the perceived effect of poverty among rural households in Ede South Local Government of Osun State
1 Alabi, A.A, *2Akintunde, O.K., 2Jimoh, L.O., 2Agboola, T.O., and 1Adegoke, A.R.
1 Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria 2 Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Management, Osun State University, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
September, 2021

ABSTRACT
Poverty remains a global concern and has become a phenomenon with vast dominance in Africa, Nigeria inclusive. A multistage sampling procedure was employed to select 120 respondents for the study. The data were collected with a structured interview schedule and analyzed using descriptive statistics and ordinary least square (OLS) regression. Results revealed that poor access to good security with a weighted mean score of 1.37, lack of access to reliable electricity with a weighted mean score of 1.36, and lack of job opportunity with a weighted mean score of 1.21 were the major determinants of household poverty. The result of the t-test revealed that there is a statistically significant difference (p < 0.05) between the income of rural households with low and high level of perceived effect of poverty. Multiple linear regressions result showed that years of education was statistically significant (p < 0.05), and income was statistically significant (p < 0.01) as determinants of the level of perceived effect of poverty. Based on the findings, the study, therefore recommends the need to give adequate education by government since it is one the determinants of level of perceived effects of poverty.
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