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Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences (JETEMS)

ISSN: 2141-7024


Article Title:
Effects of Access to Infrastructure on Individual Subjective Wellbeing in Ilorin South, Nigeria
by Adewara S. O. (PhD); Adekunle F.; Agba D. (PhD); and Adama I. (PhD) and Atoyebi Gabriel

This study analysed the effects of access to basic infrastructure on the subjective wellbeing of citizens in urban Ilorin South Local Government Area, Kwara State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examine the effects of: access to water, provision of electricity, cleaner cooking methods and access to toilet on the subjective wellbeing of the people in the study area. A simple random survey method was used to administer carefully designed questionnaires in the Local Government Area in 2014. An ordered probit regression method was used to analyse the collected data. Our results show that, access to safe drinking water, sanitation, frequency of medical check-up, cleaner cooking energy, socialisation and subjective health status are significant positive determinants of individuals? subjective wellbeing. The relationship between subjective wellbeing and access to electricity, gender and the interaction of education and income (eduincome) are not significant from our result. The study recommends that policy makers should make safe drinking water and sanitation more accessible to the citizens and as well encourage frequent medical check-up and usage of cleaner cooking methods in order to improve citizens? subjective wellbeing in the study area. This study clearly shows that provision of infrastructure is an important determinant of subjective wellbeing which is the main purpose of this paper. In addition, it will be very easy for government to maintain peace and order in the country if infrastructure is provided due to its positive relationship with wellbeing since most of the crises in the country are caused partly by inadequate provision of essential services such as infrastructure.
Keywords: subjective, wellbeing, water, infrastructure, sanitation, Ilorin South, Nigeria
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