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Population growth and family change in Africa: the new urban elite in Ghana

Caldwell, John C.


In Africa, as in most developing countries of the world, the population is growing rapidly, mainly because of a swift fall in death rates. This is aggravated by the African tradition of very high fertility; the average family has probably been larger there than in any other continent. The high rates of population increase have now reached a stage which could endanger living standards and reduce the possibility of economic growth. In the economically advanced countries of the world, population...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 1968
Type: Book
Access Rights: Open Access


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