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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Rapid Population Growth: Effects on the Social Infrastructures of Southern Africa
Author:Smith, Johan D.
Year:1995
Periodical:Africa Insight
Volume:25
Issue:1
Pages:61-66
Language:English
Geographic term:Southern Africa
Subjects:development
population growth
Miscellaneous (i.e. Demography, Refugees, Sports)
Health and Nutrition
Urbanization and Migration
Education and Oral Traditions
Women's Issues
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Sex Roles
Cultural Roles
Demographics
Health, Nutrition, and Medicine
Education and Training
urbanization
Abstract:This article looks at the effects of rapid population growth in southern Africa on social infrastructure, notably education, health, urbanization and housing, and the role of women. It shows that population growth is a major obstacle to efforts to alleviate poverty, sustain socioeconomic development and improve the status of women. Curtailing population growth must therefore be a major priority. What is needed is a subtle mix of education, economic development, land reform and other improvements in the lot of southern Africa's women. Ref.
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