Unheard Voices: The Socio-Economic Impact of Oil Dependent Growth in Nigeria and the Plight of the Niger Delta People

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Unheard Voices: The Socio-Economic Impact of Oil Dependent Growth in Nigeria and the Plight of the Niger Delta People

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Title: Unheard Voices: The Socio-Economic Impact of Oil Dependent Growth in Nigeria and the Plight of the Niger Delta People
Author: Fadiora, Alice
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Economics
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: Nigeria’s oil brings in over $2.2 million dollars every day while the majority of the people in the Niger Delta, the location of oil extraction, live on just $1 a day. So who, exactly, has benefited from Nigeria’s oil? And “Why is an oil rich region at the same time a space of such unrelenting misery?” Is all of Nigeria equally worse off or is the Niger Delta worse off than other regions? The purpose of my study is to attempt to answer these questions, and to prove that while Nigeria as a whole does not seem to have benefited from the country’s resources, the region that should be better off than all other regions (by virtue of the location of the resource) is actually worse off.
Subject: Petroleum industry and trade -- Nigeria -- Niger River Delta
Subject: Nigeria -- Economic policy
Subject: Niger River Delta (Nigeria) -- Economic conditions
Subject: Niger River Delta (Nigeria) -- Social conditions
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/4887

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Fadiora, Alice. "Unheard Voices: The Socio-Economic Impact of Oil Dependent Growth in Nigeria and the Plight of the Niger Delta People". 2010. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/4887.

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