1st Edition

Social Demography of South Africa Advances and Emerging Issues

Edited By Clifford O. Odimegwu, John Kekovole Copyright 2015
    344 Pages
    by Routledge

    344 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited collection investigates what progress has been made in the field of social demography in South Africa since the democratic dispensation in the country. Contributors offer a compilation of in-depth analytical studies of substantive, technical and contemporary issues in the South African demographic landscape. Accessible and topical, it is a useful reference guide to those working in disciplines such as sociology, geography, statistics and economics, and to all those trying to understand the role of national statistical agency in national development planning in Africa.

    1. Introduction

    2. Patterns of Age-Sex Reporting in South Africa:

    3. Age Structural Transition of the South African Population: Racial Differentials and their Implications

    4. An Assessment of Quality of Death Registration Data for Mortality Estimation in South Africa

    5. Quality and Level of Birth Registration in South Africa

    6. Quality of Key Labor Market Statistics

    7. Trends and Patterns of Reporting Causes of Death

    8. Migration, Urbanization, and Development

    9. Temporary Population Movements into South Africa

    10. Husehold and Family Dynamics in South Africa

    11. Trends and Determinatns of Educational Attainment

    12. Demography of the labor Force in a Transitional Society

    13. Female labor Force Participation in South Africa: Past, Present, and Future

    14. Demography of Poverty and Inequality in South Africa

    15. Deomography and Disability in South Africa

    16. Gender Disparities in South Africa


    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.