International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research <p>International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research (ISJASSR) is an academic journal that encourages scientific research in the fields of Arts and Social Sciences. ISJASSR publishes high quality peer-reviewed articles in all fields of Arts and Social Sciences. The journal places emphasis on originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions of articles.</p> <p><a href="">Call for Papers</a></p> <p><a href=""><strong>Pay Article Publishing Charge (APC)</strong></a></p> Multimeans Media International en-US International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research 2705-1528 Inequality and Economic Growth: Kuznets Curve and the Case of South Korea <p><em>This paper examines Simon Kuznets’ hypothesis of economic growth, which states that in the early stages of a country’s economic growth, the distribution of income gets worse; only at later stages will it improve. This hypothesis is charted using Kuznets inverted-U shaped curve, which tracks the income distribution of a country over time. Also explored are the Gini coefficient and Lorenz curve, which are the primary ways of measuring and graphing inequality levels. Kuznets gives six characteristics that are said to define economic growth. Kuznets inverted-U curve hypothesis is tested in the case of South Korea’s economic growth and inequality levels since the 1950s. Alternatively, Piketty offers counter arguments to Kuznets’ hypothesis, stating that inequality actually increases as a country becomes more developed. &nbsp;Empirical data such as South Korea’s historical GDP per capita, Gini coefficient, and share of production figures are used to evaluate Kuznets hypothesis.&nbsp; Ultimately, the question to be answered is: Does South Korea follow Kuznets’ hypothesis of economic growth from the 1950s to the present? </em></p> Kishore Kulkarni Steven Reed Copyright (c) 2021 International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research 2021-08-31 2021-08-31 4 1 372 389 Innovative Management of Functional Adult Continuing Education for Leadership and Sustainable National Development in Cross River State <p><em>This study sets out to examine the role of well managed adult continuing education, innovation and re-orientation of leadership value for sustainable national development. It adopts the survey technique since it involves a group of people by analyzing collected data from few members considered to be representative fraction of the entire population. A total of one hundred and ten (110) respondents who were randomly selected participated in the study.</em></p> Odim Otu Offem Eucharia Chinenye Okonkwo Adaora Vivian Anyaeji Copyright (c) 2021 International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research 2021-06-29 2021-06-29 4 1 354 361 A Study of Gowon’s Post Nigeria Civil War Reconstruction on Esan People of Midwestern Nigeria <p>In the study of Nigerian civil war, a great deal of emphasis seems to have been placed on the major ethnic groups such as the Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa. Perhaps, this is because source materials in these areas are more than in the minor ethnic groups. Nevertheless, the fact cannot be denied that attention has also been paid to smaller ethnic groups in the civil war publications. At present the coverage seems not adequate compared to the large number of smaller ethnic groups in Nigeria and this does not bring to clear understanding the implications of the war on the smaller ethnic groups. It is against this backdrop that this paper examines the impacts of Gowon's post-war Reconstruction on Esan people of Midwestern Nigeria. Relying on qualitative method of historical research, the paper demonstrates that even though Esan did not benefit directly from the National Rehabilitation Commission's post war programmes, post war policies like currency exchange and indigenization were constructive to Esan people</p> Ighodalo Joseph EJEMHEARE Copyright (c) 2021 International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research 2021-10-16 2021-10-16 4 1 390 405 The Response of the Church to Abortion: A Socio-Religious Inquiry <p><em>Discussions on abortion are aged long issue which have gotten divergent responses from scholars according to their personal views. Despite these contributions for and against abortion, the rate seems to still be on the increase especially among the adolescents and as such it demands the attention and the voice of the church as a watchdog and conscience of the society. In an attempt to write this article, the authors make use of qualitative and quantitative research method. The paper finds that abortion has been an aged long issue which has always been practiced within the society. It goes further to observe that there are unethical teachings that are supporting abortion which have made it to continue unabated. The paper concludes that abortion is wrong and should be discouraged, unless in the case of a critical condition in which it is the last resort to saving the life of the mother.</em></p> Ekenedilichukwu Okolo Divine Maduka Abalogu Copyright (c) 2021 International Scholars Journal of Arts and Social Science Research 2021-08-01 2021-08-01 4 1 362 371