A Comparative Analysis of Fertility Differentials in Cross River State

Ushie, M. A., Otu, Judith. E, Undelikwo, V. A.


This paper seek to evaluate fertility differentials in a rural –urban residents in Cross River State. Two settlements were use which include Anantigha as an urban settlement in Calabar and Bendi as a rural settlement in Obanliku. Ninety households were used for this study of which equal number of questionnaires was randomly distributed in each of the settlement. Findings show that there was no variation in age entry to marriage in the two settlements even though there was a significant difference in fertility differentials in the  study area Besides, it was noticed in the study area  that family size and composition in the study area does not have any influence on fertility differences.

Keywords: Comparative, Differentials, Fertility,  Marriage , Residents.

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