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Framework of the existing patterns of residential segregation and housing quality in Nigeria

Muhammad, Maryam Salihu (2015) Framework of the existing patterns of residential segregation and housing quality in Nigeria. PhD thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Residential segregation, the spatial separation of population sub-groups within a given geographical area, is a phenomenon which is prevalent in both developed and developing countries like Nigeria. This research examined the existing patterns of residential segregation and housing quality in Bauchi Metropolis of Northern Nigeria; its objectives are to explore the main patterns of residential segregation and evaluate the factors responsible for residential segregation in the study area, to analyse the quality of houses in the study area and determine the relationship between residential segregation and housing quality in the study area, and to develop a framework for the existing patterns of residential segregation and housing quality. Data was collected from 600 households within three density areas in Bauchi metropolis. The research was conducted through questionnaire survey, personal interview and personal observation, and the quantitative data was analysed using regression analysis while the qualitative data was analysed using thematic analysis. The research established that the existing residential segregation patterns are based mainly on religion, ethnicity, age and income; and the factors responsible for residential segregation in the study area are individual and aggregate socioeconomic characteristics, individual preference/taste/choice of neighbourhood and political/institutional factors. While the indicators of housing quality in the study area are building design, type of roofing and wall materials, condition and age of buildings, the type of internal facilities and the source of lighting. The findings of this research have contributed to knowledge by establishing that residential segregation patterns are based mainly on religion, ethnicity, age and income; and that political and institutional factors influence residential segregation in the study area.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101-1396 Land use
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2017 00:48
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2017 00:48
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9153
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