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U.S. Population Policies, Development, and the Rural Poor of Africa

  • Edward Green (a1)

A 1980 World Bank study paints a bleak picture of the current economic situation in sub-Saharan Africa, where most countries are at the bottom of the development pyramid. They have low incomes per capita, and their rates of economic growth have fallen behind Asian countries of comparable low income. Moreover, population growth in Africa is accelerating while trends in other developing regions suggest a slowing down.

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John C. Caldwell , ‘The Economic Rationality of High Fertility: an investigation illustrated with Nigerian survey data’, in Population Studies (London), 31, 1, 031977, pp. 529

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The Journal of Modern African Studies
  • ISSN: 0022-278X
  • EISSN: 1469-7777
  • URL: /core/journals/journal-of-modern-african-studies
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