Abubakar Yakubu Abbani

Mahidol University, Thailand


Field of Study: Demography, Sociology
Specialization: Data Collection and Processing, Population and Development, Reproductive Health (Family Planning), Social Demography
Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa
Degree currently pursued: Masters level, Mahidol University, Thailand, Demography, 2024
Population Association of Nigeria
Working languages: English
Other association membership in population or related fields: Asian Population Association (APA), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)
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I am currently a Ph.D. student in Demography at the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand (2020-2023). I hold a Masters degree in Demography from University of Abuja, Nigeria, and bachelors degree in Sociology (B.Sc.) from Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria. I started my academic career in 2015 as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Demography and Social Statistics, Federal University Birnin-Kebbi, and currently in the rank of Lecturer-I. I teach courses for undergraduates in areas of Social Demography, Substantive Demography, Research Design, Development Demography, Demography of Nigeria. My research interests include social demography; reproductive health; maternal health; population and development; and research methodology. I have attended and presented papers in conferences and has published articles in journals and book chapters. I have also co-authored a book.




  1.  Abbani A., Sawangdee, Y, Omisakin, O., Maretalinia, M. (2023). Socio-Demographic Determinants of Non-Utilisation of Antenatal Care Services by Women in the Northern Region of Nigeria. Journal of Health Research, 37(4): 261-269. https://doi.org/10.56808/2586-940X.1043
  2. Satria, A., Yeni, Akbar, H., Kaseger, H., Suwarni, L., Abbani, A. Y., & Maretalinia. (2022). Relationship between Depression and Physical Disability by Gender among Elderly in Indonesia. Universa Medicina, 41(2), 104-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.18051/UnivMed.2022.v41.104-113.
  3.  Masan, L., Rudi, A., Haryanti, Y., Akbar, H., Maretalinia, & Abbani, A. Y. (2021).  The Determinants of Anemia Severity and BMI Level among Anemic Women of Reproductive Age in Indonesia. Journal of Health Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases, 7(1), 26-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.22435/jhecds.v7i1.4760
  4.  Abbani, A.Y. & Pai, H. H. (2021). Assessment of Age Reporting in Nigeria Population Censuses of 1991 and 2006. Journal of Demography and Social Statistics, 8(1), 14-23
  5. Abbani, A.Y. (2021). Nigeria’s Demographic Transition and Implications on the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals. Global Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 20,  ISSN: 1596-6216
  6. Abbani, A.Y. (2021). An Examination of the Health Challenges of Internally Displaced Persons in North-East Nigeria. Journal of the Population Association of Nigeria, Vol. 5, No. 1, pg. 71-80


Research grants:
TETFUND Institution Based Research (IBR) Grant – “Fertility Intentions, Family Planning Knowledge and Attitudes of Married Men in Kebbi State” (2020-2021)