Africa's Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend

Editors: Groth, Hans, May, John F. (Eds.)

  • Analyzes the possibility for sub-Saharan Africa to reap the benefits of a demographic dividend
    Reviews and defines the various conditions that must be met in order for the region to take full economic advantage of a larger labor force with fewer dependents
    Features essays from a blend of international and African authors with leading expertise in the subject

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About this book

This book examines the promises as well as the challenges the demographic dividend brings to sub-Saharan Africa as fertility rates in the region fall and the labor force grows. It offers a detailed analysis of what conditions must be met in order for the region to take full economic advantage of ongoing population dynamics.

As the book makes clear, the region will need to accelerate reforms to cope with its demographic transition, in particular the decline of fertility. The continent will need to foster human capital formation through renewed efforts in the areas of education, health and employment. This will entail a true vision and determination on the part of African leaders and their development partners.

The book will help readers to gain solid knowledge of the demographic trends and provide insights into socioeconomic policies that eventually might lead sub-Saharan Africa into a successful future.

About the authors

Hans Groth is the Chairman of the Board of the World Demographic and Ageing Forum (WDA-Forum). A medical doctor by training, he has been working with Pfizer Inc. for 24 years, until 2013. In 2003, he was appointed “Pfizer Global Health Fellow” by UNAIDS to conduct case studies in Central Asia and Siberia in order to quantify the threat potential of HIV/AIDS/TB in that region. For the past fifteen years Hans Groth has been studying the interaction between global demographic change, economic development, wealth and societal stability. Among numerous publications he is the co-editor of the reference book Population Dynamics in Muslim Countries – Assembling the Jigsaw (Springer, 2012).

 

John F. May is a Visiting Scholar at the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in Washington, D.C. and Adjunct Professor of Demography at Georgetown University. For 15 years, he was a lead demographer at the World Bank. He has worked on many population projects around the world for UNFPA, UNICEF, USAID, and IUSSP. He earned his doctorate in demography from the University of Paris-V (Sorbonne). His book World Population Policies: Their Origin, Evolution, and Impact (Springer, 2012) received the 2012 Global Media Award of the Population Institute for the best book on population. In March 2013, he was elected an Associate Member of the Belgian Academy of Sciences.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Groth, Hans (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Africa’s Population: History, Current Status, and Projections

    Guengant, Jean-Pierre

    Pages 11-31

  • Reaping a Demographic Dividend in Africa’s Largest Country: Nigeria

    Jimenez, Emmanuel (et al.)

    Pages 33-51

  • The Second Biggest African Country Undergoing Rapid Change: Ethiopia

    Hailemariam, Assefa

    Pages 53-69

  • The Third Biggest African Country: The Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Shapiro, David (et al.)

    Pages 71-86

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46889-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46887-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Africa's Population: In Search of a Demographic Dividend
Editors
  • Hans Groth
  • John F. May
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46889-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46889-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46887-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 526
Number of Illustrations and Tables
87 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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