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Title:Movements of population from urban to rural areas of Yoruba towns, Nigeria: case study of Ibadan
Author:Olayemi, Olusegun Ade
Periodical:Genève-Afrique: acta africana
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:urban-rural migration
Abstract:Little attention has been paid to the importance of urban-rural population movement affecting all strata of the population and not only those going on retirement (or the well-to-do in advanced countries who make occasional visits to their country homes or cottages). Taking a broader view of urban to rural population movements in Yorubaland, this paper considers the factors responsible for this phenomenon, and assesses its social and economic implications for the urban areas involved as well as the rural destinations. Its probable contribution to solving the problems of urban congestion and rural depopulation is appraised within the framework of existing policy options. The paper starts by reviewing the process of urbanisation among Yoruba people and proceeds to examine how this has affected the phenomenon under study. It further analyses the Ibadan case study before drawing certain main conclusions. Ref., fig., photogr.