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Africa's Demographic Transition : Dividend or Disaster?

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/5995
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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2150
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French PDFs Available
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Africa Development Forum
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Canning, David
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Raja, Sangeeta
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Yazbeck, Abdo S.
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Canning, David
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Raja, Sangeeta
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Yazbeck, Abdo S.
dc.date.accessioned
2015-06-23T16:10:56Z
dc.date.available
2015-06-23T16:10:56Z
dc.date.issued
2015-10-22
dc.description.abstract
This book lays out a range of policy actions that are needed at the various phases of the demographic transition and uses global and regional experiences to provide evidence on what has worked and what has not. Countries have a menu of options available to speed up the transition, improve investment in the resulting youth cohort, expand labor markets, and encourage savings. This book not only looks at lessons from East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, but also at unique demographic characteristics in Sub-Saharan Africa. Harnessing the demographic dividend means, first and foremost, empowering women and girls by improving their health, enhancing their human capital through increased investment in education and skills, and providing them with greater market, social, and decision-making power. The full potential of the demographic dividend can be realized in Sub-Saharan Africa with proactive policies that can help to make it happen.
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dc.identifier.isbn
978-1-4648-0489-2
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/22036
dc.language.iso
en_US
dc.publisher
Washington, DC: World Bank; and Agence Française de Développement
dc.relation.ispartofseries
Africa Development Forum;
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
child mortality
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economic growth
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fertility
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gender
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health
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investment
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population
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saving
dc.title
Africa's Demographic Transition
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dc.title.subtitle
Dividend or Disaster?
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dc.type
Book
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https://soundcloud.com/worldbank/africas-demographic-transition-dividend-or-disaster?in=worldbank/sets/ideas-unbound Podcast with the author
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Gender
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2015-10-22
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.externalurl
http://www.worldbank.org/en/region/afr/publication/africas-demographic-transition
okr.globalpractice
Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.globalpractice
Education
okr.globalpractice
Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/978-1-4648-0489-2
okr.identifier.report
100383
okr.identifier.report
210821
okr.language.supported
en
okr.language.supported
fr
okr.peerreview
Academic Peer Review
okr.region.administrative
Africa
okr.region.geographical
Sub-Saharan Africa
okr.topic
Education :: Economics of Education
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Gender :: Gender and Health
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population & Development
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Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
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Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Economic Growth
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Africa Region (AFRVP)

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