Social Demography of South Africa

Advances and Emerging Issues

Edited by Clifford O. Odimegwu, John Kekovole

© 2015 – Routledge

324 pages | 45 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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.

This book project is funded by Statistics South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.

Table of Contents

Foreword Pali J. Lehohla. Acknowledgments. Introduction and Overview Clifford O. Odimegwu and John Kekovole 1. Sources of Socioeconomic and Demographic Data in South Africa Clifford O. Odimegwu and John Kekovole 2. Age Structural Transition of the South African Population: Racial Differentials and Implications Mosidi Nhlapo and Henry V. Doctor 3. An Assessment of Quality of Death Registration Data for Mortality Estimation in South Africa Christine Khoza 4. An Assessment of Quality of Birth Registration in South Africa for Fertility Estimation Mosidi Nhlapo 5. An Assessment of the Quality of Aggregate Employment Statistics in Population Censuses and Survey in South Africa Joyce Lestrade-Jefferis 6. Trends and Patterns of Reporting Causes of Death in South Africa Maletela Tuoane-Nkhasi and Abram Moyo 7. Migration, Urbanisation and Development in South Africa Samuel Kojo Antobam 8. Temporary Population Movements into South Africa: Analysis of Border Statistics Susanna Ubomba-Jaswa, Tshwaro Gae and Duduzile Mazibuko 9. Household and Family Dynamics in South Africa Tapiwa Jhamba and Kerotse Malefo 10. Trends and Determinants of Educational Attainment of South African Youth Mandila Gilimani, Kwena Marevhula and Isabelle Schmidt 11. Demography of Labour Force in a Transitional Society Clifford O. Odimegwu, Sasha Frade, Nicole De Wet and Sunday Adedini 12. Female Labour Force Participation in South Africa: Levels, Trends and Differentials Constance T. Mabela and Alfonso J. Fanoe 13. Demography of Poverty and Inequality in South Africa Sandile Simelane and Kefiloe Masiteng 14. Demography of Disability in South Africa Nicole De Wet and Leonard Ahuejere 15. Gender Disparities in South Africa Kefiloe Masiteng and Yovani A. Moses Lubaale

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC006000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Demography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOC042000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries