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Title:Polygyny and the rate of population growth
Author:Chojnacka, Helena
Year:1980
Periodical:Population Studies
Volume:34
Issue:1
Pages:91-107
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:population growth
polygamy
Abstract:The author considers three questions primarily on the basis of data from Nigeria: 1) What are the roots of and motives for the practice of polygyny in African societies? 2) How is it feasable to practice polygyny in societies characterised by a more or less balanced sex ratio? How and to what degree does polygyny affect the age pattern of fertility and the rate of population growth? Notes, tab., sum. p. 2-3.