Demographic and socio-economic factors are important determinants of fertility among couples, and these factors can greatly determine the number and quality of children in a region. This study aimed to compare demographic and socio-economic determinants of male parent in relation to fertility in Gombe North and Gombe South. Hence, male average rate of fertility and demographic and socio-economic factors in relation to child bearing were observed and analysed. Frequency tables using cross tabulation, averages, percentages, T-Test and correlation analysis were used in analyzing data obtained from the field, which were collected through purposive sampling techniques. Results show that Gombe North has more average fertility (3.7) than Gombe South (2.02), majority of the male respondents were not married hence they have no children, some children from Gombe south were born outside marriage, early marriages were identified in Gombe North than in Gombe South, high proportion of educated male parents were identified in Gombe South than in Gombe North, most children in both sampled regions were from working class parent but with low incomes. Occupation, income and age were identified to have significant association with child bearing as against ethnicity and education which has no relationship to the number of children in the regions. The following recommendations were made: people should be encourage to have more education because it has significant effect on children development, government and religious leaders should joint hand to discourage having children outside marriage and people should have more source of income to increase their earnings in order to give quality life to their children.
fertility, demographic, socio-economic
Umar Yusuf Abdullahi , Abubakar Abdullahi "COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY IN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN GOMBE STATE" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 4 2019 Page 79-92
Umar Yusuf Abdullahi , Abubakar Abdullahi "COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY IN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN GOMBE STATE" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(4)