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Dr Friday A Eboiyehi

Research Fellow

Research Fellow, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria


Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies

PO Box 1092

Campus Post Office

Obafemi Awolowo University








Dr. Eboiyehi is a research fellow at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ile, Nigeria. He holds a BA (Anthropology), an MSc (Sociology) and PhD (Sociology) - all from the University of Ibadan. He is a member of the Nigerian Anthropological & Sociological Association (NASA), Ben Africa, the International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and the International Sociological Association (ISA).



Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

  • Social Change and Ageing
  • Gender and Ageing
  • Family as Care and Support System for Older Persons
  • Intergenerational Relationships

Key methodological skills

  • Qualitative research methods

Current/planned research

  • Care and Support for the Aged among the Esan of South Nigeria
  • Women’s Labour Force Participation and Elder Care among the Esan of South-South Nigeria
  • Coping without Children: Case Study of Childless Older Persons among the Esan of South-South Nigeria