International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 315

Table of Content: July 2011; 3(7)

July 2011

From Babangida to Obasanjo: The State, rent-seeking behaviour and the realities of privatization in Nigeria

  In line with the orthodox thinking regarding economy development, privatisation of public enterprises hitherto have become critical component of Nigeria’s economic reform programmes since the last decade and a half. This paper argues that privatisation a much touted program from the regime of Ibrahim Babangida (1985 to 1993) to the second coming of Olusegun Obasanjo (1999  to 2007) did not act as...

Author(s): Edlyne E. Anugwom

July 2011

Righteous Hutus: Can stories of courageous rescuers help in Rwanda’s reconciliation process

  Many believe that stories of heroic rescuers can make a modest contribution to reconciliation efforts years after genocide occurs. One extended effort to gather stories of Hutu rescuers in Rwanda led to a Kinyarwanda publication and the posting of a blogsite with several dozen narratives. The purpose of this paper is to share the essence of some of the rescue stories and observations about the reconciliation...

Author(s): Paul Conway

July 2011

Socioeconomic determinants of age at marriage in Malawi

  Although age at first marriage has important demographic and health consequences for any population, no systematic analysis of changes in the timing of marriage has been conducted in Malawi. The purpose of this study is to identify factors affecting age at marriage among women in Malawi. This study used data obtained from 2000 and 2004 for Malawi Demographic and Health surveys. Univariate, bivariate and...

Author(s): Martin E. Palamuleni

July 2011

Gendering of work and its implications on youth sexuality in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria

  This paper examines the nature of gendering work among youth living in two oil-producing communities, Gelegele and Ogulagha of Nigeria, and its implications on youth sexuality, in terms of their perception and use of condom and HIV/AIDS. Data collection techniques used includes observation and in-depth interviews with ten youth from Gelegele and fifteen youth from Ogulagha, from January to April 2003.  A...

Author(s): Francisca Isi Omorodion

July 2011

Predictors of elderly persons’ quality of life and health practices in Nigeria

  The exploratory, descriptive and cross-sectional study which was undertaken from March 2008 to June 2009 examined the elderly person’s life styles in terms of nutritional preferences, health care measures adopted and why they were adopted to achieve healthy ageing. It also assessed whether there would be association between quality of life predictors (social support, living with spouse, finances and...

Author(s): Fajemilehin B. R. and Odebiyi A. I.