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Title:Population studies: key issues and contemporary trends in Ghana
Editors:Codjoe, Samuel Nii ArdeyISNI
Badasu, Delali Margaret
Kwankye, Stephen Owusu
Year:2014
Issue:5
Pages:278
Language:English
Series:Social science series
City:Legon-Accra
Publisher:Sub-Saharan Publishers
ISBN:9988647743; 9789988647742
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:population
demography
migration
reproductive health
sanitation
Abstract:The scope of Population Studies as a discipline has expanded beyond its traditional focus on the three components of population and their dynamics, fertility, mortality and migration. It encompasses broader themes, including reproductive health and rights, gender and other social and cultural dimensions. Population is central to development and its integration into the development planning of every country is critical. This edited volume of the University of Ghana Readers by the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) provides multi-disciplinary perspectives on the multi-faceted nature of population studies today. It also has material on demographic research methods and provides tools for building the research capacity of academics and technocrats who are interested in population-driven interventions, advocacy and policy. Contents: Foreword (Ernest Aryeetey); Overview (Stephen Owusu Kwankye, Samuel Gaisie, Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe and Delali Margaret Badasu); Fertility transition in Ghana: looking back and looking forward (Samuel Agyei-Mensah); Mortality levels and trends (Samuel K. Gaisie); Anthropological Perspectives on migration in Africa (John K. Anarfi); Population movement and the AIDS epidemic in Africa (John K. Anarfi); Epidemiological transition and the double burden of disease in Accra, Ghana (Samuel Agyei-Mensah and Ama de-Graft Aikins); Socio-demographic and economic correlates of household source of drinking water in Ghana, 1993-2008 (Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, Henry Tagoe, John Anaman and Fidelia Dake); Population, water, sanitation and health (Samuel K. Gaisie and P. Gyawu-Boakye); Development practice and the production of the Ghanaian urban system (Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe and Ian E.A. Yeboah); Adolescent reproductive health (Stephen Owusu Kwankye, Joyce A. Amedoe and Eric Cash-Abbey); Social reproduction in Ghana: transition and emerging issues for policy consideration (Delali Margaret Badasu); Population policy (Stephen Owusu Kwankye and Esther Cofie); Methods in population studies (Naa Dodua Dodoo, Adriana A.E. Biney and Mumuni Abu). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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