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Demography and the development potential of sub-Saharan Africa
The Nordic Africa Institute.
2008 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Population growth in Africa has laid the foundation for the eventual development of a prosperous region. Since the 1950s, sub-Saharan Africa has doubled its population twice over to become one of the most populous regions in the world. If sub-Saharan Africa succeeds in taking advantage of this population potential, the sub-continent could become a major player in the world economy. A major reason sub-Saharan Africa remains poor is the very high child-dependency arising from a very high total fertility rate, and low life expectancy based on both high infant mortality and high adult mortality rates. Reduced mortality and lower fertility are key requirements if sub-Saharan Africa is to enter a development trajectory that makes possible increasing per capita incomes and reductions in poverty.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2008. , 39 p.
Series
Current Africa Issues, ISSN 0280-2171 ; 38
Keyword [en]
Demography, Demographic transition, Demographic change, Population growth, Development potential, Economic and social development, Demographic analysis, Demographic statistics, Africa south of Sahara
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-150ISBN: 978-91-7106-629-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-150DiVA: diva2:241196
Note
CONTENTS -- The demographic transition -- Infant mortality -- Life expectancy -- Fertility -- Population growth -- Age-structure change and economic growth -- Other macroeconomic effects of changing age structure -- Child labour and poverty -- Migration and social unrest -- The future of sub-Saharan Africa: A demographic perspectiveAvailable from: 2009-10-01 Created: 2009-10-01 Last updated: 2010-01-22Bibliographically approved

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