By Melody Kay Gibson & Dr Sunday Edinyang
This study examined family planning and socio-economic development of women in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The ex-post facto research design was used for this study with a sample of 80 women selected using purposive sampling technique. An instrument titled Family Planning and Socio-Economic Development of Women (FPSEDW) questionnaire was developed, validated and administered to respondents. Data collated was analysed using percentage and ztest. The results indicated that socio-economic development of family-planning women was higher than the socio-economic development of non-family-planning women. The study recommended among others that family planning should be adopted by families as a means of improving the socio-economic development of women and family members.