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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Marital Status And Household Density In Government-Built Apartments In Lagos

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Anthony K. Adebayo, Anthony C. O. Iweka



Index Terms: crowding, density, government-built apartment, multifamily apartments, public housing.



Abstract: In Nigeria, the responsiveness of government-built apartments to marital arrangements is yet to be adequately examined. This study evaluates household density among seven marital status categories in multifamily apartments developed by Lagos State Development and Property Corporation (LSDPC). Occupants' marital statuses were collected using a sample of 582 (7.5%) from 7,764 population. The result reveals that "married", "just-single", "widow(er)" and "divorced" categories were dominant. Furthermore, a chi-square test shows that at 95% confidence level, marital status has no significant effect on dwelling density among all the apartments investigated. Therefore LSDPC should be interested in the policy implications of these outcomes.



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