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The Routledge Handbook of African Demography

Edited by: Clifford O. Odimegwu , Yemi Adewoyin

Print publication date:  February  2022
Online publication date:  February  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367253288
eBook ISBN: 9780429287213
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429287213
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Book description

This handbook provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of African population dynamics, variations, causes and consequences, demonstrating the real-world applications of research in policies and programmes.

African demography has come of age. Over 50 years, the discipline has grown exponentially in the number of training and research institutions, specialist experts and academic output, all with an aim of addressing the enormous demographic challenges faced by the continent. The book draws on old and emerging analytical tools to explore the relationships between population dynamics and social, economic, cultural and political environments from African perspectives. Key topics include fertility, sexual behaviours, healthcare, ageing, mortality, migration, displacement, the causes and consequences of demographic changes and teaching and research developments in African demography.

The Routledge Handbook of African Demography will be an essential resource for students and researchers of African demography, sociology, development and cultural studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Population Structure of Africa - Spatiotemporal Patterns and Development Linkages Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Demographic Training in African Institutions Download PDF
Chapter  4:  African Demographic Research Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Indirect Estimation Techniques and Statistical Modeling in African Demographic Research Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The Demographic Research in Lusophone Africa Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Old, Contemporary and Emerging Sources of Demographic Data in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Demographic Operations in Distress? The Case of French-Speaking African Countries South of the Sahara Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Construction of Teen Pregnancy and Child Marriage in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Trends and Patterns in Fertility and Its Proximate Determinants in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Fertility Transition in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Contraception Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Before Pills and Injectables Download PDF
Chapter  15:  From Post-Colonialism to Cairo to Now Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Demography of Sexuality Studies in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Gender in African Demographic Research Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Gender Norms and Sexual Behavior among Very Young Adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Gender-Based Violence in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Disaster-Fertility Nexus in Sub-Saharan African Countries Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Urban Health Dimensions of Demographic Research in Africa – A Systematic Review Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Demography of Inequality in Healthcare Access in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  23:  HIV/AIDS in the Population: Its Levels, Correlates, Impact, Policies and Programs Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Double Burden of Malnutrition among Adults in Subsaharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Child Disability and Deprivation Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Effect of Economic Growth on Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Human Health Effects of Desertification in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Climate Change and Population Displacement in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Internal Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Changing Perspectives of Internal Migration in East Africa Revisited  Download PDF
Chapter  31:  International Migration and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Demography of Human Capital Formation in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1950-2100 Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Demographic Transition and Development in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Economic Lifecycle and Africa's Demographic Dividend Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Demographic Dividend Monitoring Index Conceptual Framework and Case Studies in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Intergenerational Family Support and the Health and Well-Being of Older Adults in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Causes of Death and the Double Burden of Disease in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Dynamics of Adult Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Maternal Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Estimating Maternal Mortality Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Infant and Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Anthropological Demography in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  44:  The Role of Quality Data in Changing HIV/AIDS Trajectory and Narratives in Subsaharan Africa  Download PDF
Chapter  45:  The State of the African Demographic Transition, 1990—2016 Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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