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Editor's Note

Dear Readers,

 

The first issue of the 4th Volume of the DBN Journal of Economics and Sustainable Growth presents four papers with diverse focus areas but a central theme of investigating how various variables affect growth and development in Nigeria.

 

The first paper, titled Inclusiveness and Growth, explores the negative relationship between unemployment and GDP growth rate in Nigeria. It determines the point at which the relationship turns positive as a result of poverty and increased inequality. The paper recommends an inclusive approach to attaining sustainable growth.

 

The second paper, titled Innovative Informal Sector Financing, presents empirical evidence on the impact of the Igbo Apprentice System on the growth of small businesses in Nigeria. The study finds that businesses owned by graduates of the Igbo Apprentice System experience significant levels of growth different from businesses owned by non-graduates of the System.

 

The third paper is titled Investigating the Impact of International Remittance and Value Added Tax (VAT) on Household Welfare in Nigeria. The paper measures impact on variables like household consumption, out of pocket health expenses, etc., and finds that both remittances and VAT affect household welfare significantly and in opposing directions.

 

The last paper, titled the Role of SMEs in Tackling Unemployment in Nigeria, examines the contribution of small business to solving the unemployment problems in Nigeria. It assesses the impact of variables like population growth on the rate of unemployment in comparison to the rate of employment generated by small businesses.

 

The authors of all the papers have carefully laid out their research, methodology, and findings to ensure a robust contribution to the relevant fields of research. The hope is that these will engender future research and, more importantly, well-informed and constructed policy discourse for the economic advancement and development of Nigeria.

 

Thank You,

 

Prof. Joseph NnannaEditor in Chief







Table of Contents

1. 

Inclusiveness and Growth

2. 

Innovative Informal Sector Financing

3. 

Investigating The Impact of Remittance And VAT

4. 

The Role Of SMEs In Tackling Unemployment

 

 

Inclusiveness and Growth

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Innovative Informal Sector Financing

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Investigating The Impact of Remittance And VAT

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The Role Of SMEs In Tackling Unemployment

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