Explaining divergence in the long-term effects of precolonial centralization on access to public infrastructure services in Nigeria

World Development Vol/Iss. 121 Elsevier Amsterdam Published In Pages: 123-140
By Archibong, Belinda


Precolonial centralization will be negatively correlated with access to federally administered public infrastructure services in centralized and non-compliant regions. (132)


Non-compliant regions in Nigeria are also defined as centralized and supermajority Muslim regions. Main measures are access to electric grid and flush toilets.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary least squares regressionSupportedp<0.05UNKNOWNUNKNOWN