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Africa's Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend

Africa's Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend

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  • ISBN-13: 9783319468877
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Release Date: May 24, 2017
  • Edition: 1st ed. 2017
  • Pages: 526 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.39 x 9.59 x 6.53 inches

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This book examines the promises as well as the challenges the demographic dividend brings to sub-Saharan Africa as fertility rates in the region fall and the labor force grows. It offers a detailed analysis of what conditions must be met in order for the region to take full economic advantage of ongoing population dynamics.

As the book makes clear, the region will need to accelerate reforms to cope with its demographic transition, in particular the decline of fertility. The continent will need to foster human capital formation through renewed efforts in the areas of education, health and employment. This will entail a true vision and determination on the part of African leaders and their development partners.

The book will help readers to gain solid knowledge of the demographic trends and provide insights into socioeconomic policies that eventually might lead sub-Saharan Africa into a successful future.

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