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SS1: ECONOMICS - 2ND TERM

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  1. Firms & Industry | Week 1
    4 Topics
  2. Firms & Industry (Business Organisation) | Week 2
    5 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  3. Population Theory I | Week 3
    3 Topics
  4. Population Theory II | Week 4
    3 Topics
  5. Population | Week 5
    3 Topics
  6. Population Distribution | Week 6
    4 Topics
  7. Population Census | Week 7
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Labour Market | Week 8
    3 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. The Nature of the Nigerian Economy | Week 9
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz
  10. Agriculture | Week 10
    4 Topics
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    1 Quiz



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Rural-urban migration is the movement of people from rural areas to urban areas (villages to towns)

Reasons for the Rural-Urban Migration:

1. For better employment opportunities.
2. To acquire better education, skills and training.
3. For a change of environment.
4. To move in with relatives or family.
5. To benefit from the social amenities put in place in the cities.

Problems of Rural-Urban Movement:

1. It leads to congestion in the cities.
2. High rate of criminal activities because of the increase in population.
3. It brings uneven growth and development to the country.
4. There will be an increase in the size of the working population in the cities which will create an increase in unemployment.
5. There will be a decline in the supply of labour (Human capital) in the rural areas.
6. Government expenditure will increase and also be concentrated in a particular (urban) area.

Solutions to the problems of Rural-Urban Movement:

1. Government should provide infrastructural facilities in rural areas.
2. Improve the agricultural sector.
3. Increase in the establishment of industries in rural areas.
4. Encourage the people to participate in the economic activities of their areas.
5. Establishment of more centres for learning and training for the people.

Evaluation Questions:

1. Highlight the importance of population census.
2. List and explain the economic effects of high population density.
3. Discuss the economic implication of an increase in the population of dependants.

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