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Demography and the development potential of sub-Saharan Africa
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
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.

BO MALMBERG is a professor in the Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University and a research asssociate at the Institute for Futures Studies, Stockholm.

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Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2008.
, Current African issues, 38
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17641ISBN: 78-91-7106-621-3OAI: diva2:184162
Available from: 2009-01-19 Created: 2009-01-19Bibliographically approved

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