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Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa

Editors: Odimegwu, Clifford O. (Ed.)

  • Provides a comprehensive analysis of the structure, determinants and consequences of changes in sub-Saharan African family
  • Describes extended household configurations and family arrangements
  • Illustrates the importance of family demography in African demographic discourse
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This book is a comprehensive analysis of the structure, determinants and consequences of changes in sub-Saharan African families, thereby representing an Afrocentric description of the emerging trends. It documents various themes in the sub-disciplines of family demography. The first section of the book focuses on philosophical understanding of African family, its theoretical perspectives, and comparative analysis of family in the 20th and 21st centuries. The second section covers family formation, union dissolution, emerging trend in single parenthood, and adolescents in the family. The following section describes types, determinants and consequences of African family changes: health, childbearing, youth development, teen pregnancy and family violence and the last chapter provides systematic evidence on existing laws and policies governing African family structure and dynamics. As such it illustrates the importance of family demography in African demographic discourse and will be an interesting read to scholars and students in the field of demography, social workers, policy makers, departments of Social Development in countries in Africa and relevant international agencies and all those interested in understanding the African family trajectory. 

About the authors

Clifford Odimegwu is a professor of demography, social statistics and populationhealth at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. His current researchinterests include sexual and reproductive health, adult mortality, fertility, familydemography, health systems and interventions. He is also the Editor-in-Chief ofAfrican Population Studies, and Assistant Editor of African Journal of ReproductiveHealth. He has a PhD in Demography and Social Statistics from Obafemi AwolowoUniversity, Ife, Nigeria, and Certificate in International Health from Harvard Schoolof Public Health.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa
Editors
  • Clifford O. Odimegwu
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14887-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14887-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14886-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 387
Number of Illustrations
48 illustrations in colour
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