Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

1st Edition

Edited by Clifford O. Odimegwu, John Kekovole


332 pages | 52 B/W Illus.

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This book offers an in-depth African perspective to the major issues in demographic discourse in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides comprehensive analysis of sub-Saharan African censuses, profiling demographic changes, trends, patterns and consequences in the region. Interdisciplinary, comprehensive, accessible, simple and topical, this volume is perfectly suited to researchers, students and lecturers who are interested in understanding sub-Saharan African population dynamics and issues.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and Organization Clifford O. Odimegwu and John Kekovole 2. Examining the Accuracy of Age-Sex Data: An Evaluation of Recent Sub-Saharan African Population Censuses Chuks J. Mba 3. Analysis of Mortality Using Census and Household Data: A Practical Bayesian Multilevel Spatial Modeling Approach Lawrence Kazembe and N.B. Kandala 4. Child Health and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends, Causes and Forecasts Yohannes Kinfu, Collins Opiyo and Marilyn Wamukoya 5. Indirect Estimation of Levels of Adult Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa Stephen Ayo Adebowale and Sunday Adepoju Adedini 6. Fertility Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Census Data Sunday Adepoju Adedini 7. Nuptiality Patterns and Differentials in Sub-Saharan Africa: Analysis of African Census Data Gideon Rutaremwa 8. Population Distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa: Internal and International Migrations in Sub-Saharan Africa Akanni Akinyemi and Sunday Omoyeni 9. Demography of Labor Force in Sub-Saharan African Censuses Clifford O. Odimegwu 10. The Dynamics of Household Structure in Sub-Saharan Africa Latifat D.G. Ibisomi and Nicole De Wet 11. Sub-Saharan African Children and Adolescents: Economic Gain or Burden? Onipede Wusu and Emmanuel Olagunju Amoo 12. Orphaned Children in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Can We Learn from Census Data? Bruno Masquelier and Abdramane B. Soura 13. Profiling the Elderly: Understanding Recent Trends in Acceleration of Sub-Saharan African Population Aging Henry Victor Doctor 14. Sex Profile in Education and Educational Attainment in Sub-Saharan Africa Serai Daniel Rakgoasi 15. Living Arrangements of Children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Their Implications on Schooling Esther W. Dungumaro 16. Armed Conflict and Demographic Outcomes in Mozambique and Rwanda: What Can Censuses Tell Us? Carlos Arnaldo 17. Population Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evolution, Achievements and Challenges John Kekovole and Clifford O. Odimegwu

About the Editors

Clifford O. Odimegwu is the head of Demography and Population Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

John Kekovole is currently an Executive Manager in charge of Census Inputs and Outputs at Statistics South Africa.

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Routledge African Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies