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2014 (Vol. 6, Issue: 1)
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Socio-economic Determinants of Intra-urban Trips Generation in Ogun State, Nigeria

Solanke M. Olayiwola
Corresponding Author:  Solanke M. Olayiwola 

Key words:  Intra-Urban, Nigeria, socio-economic determinants, trip generations, trip characteristics, urban centre,
Vol. 6 , (1): 15-20
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October 11, 2013 October 24, 2013 January 25, 2014
Abstract:

The focus of this study is on the significance of Socio-economic characteristics of residents on intra-urban travel in Ogun State, Nigeria. 1507 households were randomly sampled across the 14 urban centres in the state and information on intra-urban trip generation and 12 socio-economic variables in respect of them were collected. The multiple regression technique was used to establish the influence of socio-economic variables on intra-urban trip generated by households. The number of significant socio-economic determinants of intra-urban trips ranges between 2 and 8, while the proportion of the criterion (trip generation) explained by the predictors (socio-economic variables) ranges between 35.80 an 81.70% across the urban centers. The more developed urban centers have higher number of socio-economic determinants of trip than the less developed ones. On the other hand, the magnitude of criterion explained by the socio-economic variables is higher on the less developed urban centres. At regional setting, 8 out of 12 socio-economic variables namely: Number of workers, Age, Mode of travel, Sex, Occupation, Length of stay, Rent and Income significantly explained 46.10% of variation in criterion. This suggests the need to include variables on socio-economic development of cities in future research on intra-urban travel.
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Solanke M. Olayiwola, 2014. Socio-economic Determinants of Intra-urban Trips Generation in Ogun State, Nigeria.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 6(1): 15-20.
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