Role Of Globalization In Nigeria

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America and Nigeria and two entirely different countries. America is a developed country, who has one of the best economies in the world. Nigeria is a developing country who has one of the fastest growing populations in the world. Even though America and Nigeria are almost different of countries, they both face problems in their populations, urban patterns, and globalization. Both Nigeria and America have fast growing populations, but for two different reasons. While Nigeria faces the problems of urbanization, America has to deal with counterurbanization. Both countries are negatively affected by globalization. In Developing countries, The urban population is rapidly growing because of various push and pull factors. People think that there …show more content…
Developed countries have to deal with counterurbanization, which is the process by which people move from urban areas to rural areas. People are doing this because corporate headquarters are moving to rural headquarters, more people own cars so they can commute, and cities are becoming more dangerous. This hurts the rural areas, because more and more farmland is being taken for developments. This hurts the urban areas too, because as more people leave, taxes go up. One method to combating counterurbanization is gentrification. Gentrification is the process of converting an urban neighborhood from low income to high income. Gentrification has caused some people to move back into the city. In South Boston, the prices of homes have increased 89 percent over the past 15 years. However, Gentrification has forced out lower income families from these neighborhoods. Because of these two processes, cities in developed countries are both shrinking and …show more content…
America’s birth rate is currently 1.8, which is below what is needed to sustain a country’s population. However, America’s population is growing because of the vast number of people migrating there. In the US, there are 42.4 million immigrants, which is about 13 percent of the population.This number has increased by 32.8 million since 1970 (Zong and Batalova). Many people migrate to the United States because of it’s various pull factors. America offers stability that most other countries lack. Most migrants come from developing countries like Nigeria looking for a better life. Developing countries have a lot of push factors, like poverty, war, and overcrowded cities. However, not all migrants in the US are legal. 11.1 million migrants in the US entered the country illegally. Even though America’s birth rate is declining, an influx of migrants is boosting the population. Both America and Nigeria have had problems arise due to globalization. Globalization is the process of making something that involves the entire world. Globalization has caused factories to move from developed countries like America to developing countries like Nigeria. This has resulted in many factory workers suddenly losing their jobs. America also loosely benefits from globalization. The prices for most clothes have gone down because most are made overseas. The same goes for toys, coffee, food, and cars.

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