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Type Corporate Author
Title Sources of Income for Households in Nigeria
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 0-0
URL http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTSURAGRI/Resources/7420178-1294259038276/NigeriaNBS_IncSourcesB​rief_Final.pdf
In 2010, the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics
implemented the General Household Survey
(GHS), which included a panel component
focusing on livelihoods, agriculture, and
household welfare. The GHS-Panel survey was
conducted on a sample of 5,000 households and
is nationally representative. The first wave of the
survey was implemented in two visits to
households: visit 1 ran from August to October
2010 and visit 2 ran from February to April 2011.
The second wave will run from 2012/2013.
Using data from the first wave, this note presents
a basic profile of income sources for households
in Nigeria. It explores different income sources
and the correlates of income sources with
household traits. Income is classified into four
main categories: agricultural (growing crops or
raising livestock), non-agricultural enterprise (a
small shop or other form of household selfemployment),
wage or salary income (having an
employer), and other, non-labor income.

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