Agricultural Economics (agricultural Marketing)
At the Agriculture department office
Appointment on Visitation important
Topic: Coping Strategies And Household Welfare
The COVID-19 pandemic which began as a local health challenge from Wuhan, China metamorphosed into a monumental economic crisis affecting almost every country in the world. The virus which had quickly developed into a global health challenge was first confirmed in Nigeria on the 27th February, 2020. The Lagos State Governor in a bid to cushion the spread and drastic effect of the virus embarked on certain policy measures. These measures though very necessary in reducing the transmission of the virus, the ripple effects however detrimentally affected different aspects of different individuals’ lives. Households, by experiencing these pandemic shocks adopted several strategies in order to improve their welfare. Though households adopted different coping mechanisms, it was however unknown if the adopted mechanisms were enough to improve or maintain their standard of living during the pandemic.
This study therefore investigates the effect of coping strategies on household welfare in Lagos State, Nigeria with emphasis on the COVID-19 era. Multistage sampling technique was employed to select 300 households for this study. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, coping strategy index and probit regression model. The result revealed that there were more non-poor households than poor households, and that households adopted several coping strategies. The result revealed that coping strategies such as: purchasing food on credit, sending household members to beg, and sending household members to eat elsewhere, influenced household welfare. The study therefore recommends that the State should endeavor to assist vulnerable households through different mechanisms as this study had shown that the different coping strategies adopted by households had mostly being not enough to increase their welfare.
|1.||Ph.D (AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS)||OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE||2019|
OJEDOKUN AJIBOLA is a Lecturer II at the Department of Agriculture
OJEDOKUN has a Ph.D in AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS from OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE