The Impact of Net-Migration on Total Fertility Rate in Sub-Sahara African Countries: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria

  • Muhammed A. Obomeghie Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi.Edo State, Nigeria
  • Idris Abubakar Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi.Edo State, Nigeria
  • Yerima Isah Abdulrahman Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi.Edo State, Nigeria

Abstract

The aim of the study is to empirically analyse the impact of netmigration on total fertility rate in Sub-Sahara African countries using data from Nigeria. The rational for the study is under-scored by the need for Sub- Sahara African Countries to have a balanced fertility rate that will enable them to achieve their desired economic growth and development, a situation which their current fertility rate cannot sustain; partly due to the migration activities of its working population. Secondary time series data on targeted variable covering the period from 2000 to 2016 were collected and analysed using econometric packages. Findings show that net-migration impact on total fertility rate positively in Nigeria. It is recommended that government should evolve and maintain a balance migration policy that will help to reduce the current high fertility rate through a cultural re-orientation of Nigeria communities which still places preference on large families.

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Published
2018-04-30
How to Cite
Obomeghie, M. A., Abubakar, I., & Abdulrahman, Y. I. (2018). The Impact of Net-Migration on Total Fertility Rate in Sub-Sahara African Countries: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 14(11), 34. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n11p34