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Title: Geodemographic classification systems for the developing world : the case of Nigeria and the Philippines
Author: Ojo, Adegbola Adekunle
ISNI:       0000 0004 2701 5413
Awarding Body: University of Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2011
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Since the emergence of modern day geodemographics, population geography has witnessed a renaissance in the area of policy related spatial analysis. These classifications group areas on the basis of similarity into cluster units which define their demographic and social characteristics. The methods used to create these systems combine geographic thought and theory with statistical manipulations of multivariate data. There is currently paucity in the development and use of geodemographic systems in developing countries due to multiple related factors particularly data availability and access. This thesis argues that the developing world has a lot to benefit from geodemographic systems especially in areas of public policy making. The aim of the thesis is to provide a comprehensive description of the decisions made during the creation of two area segmentation systems - one for Nigeria and the other for the Philippines. The systems are accompanied by detailed user guides with visuals and pen portraits In addition to developing the two systems, examples of how the systems can be used to inform policy are presented in the areas of education, gender parity and maternal and child health care. It is hoped that the creation of these systems will mark the beginning of a long awaited proliferation of geodemographic systems to developing countries.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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