1st Edition

Continuity and Change in Sub-Saharan African Demography

ISBN 9781138687226
Published April 27, 2016 by Routledge
356 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.