A demographic dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa: Source, Magnitude, and Realization
Salal Humair (),
Larry Rosenberg (),
Jp Sevilla and
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Salal Humair: Harvard School of Public Health
Larry Rosenberg: Harvard School of Public Health
Jp Sevilla: George Mason School of Law
James Trussell: Office of Population Research, Princeton University and the Hull York Medical School
PGDA Working Papers from Program on the Global Demography of Aging
The demographic dividend – the one-time economic bonus that can arise, if conditions are right, from a decline in fertility rates – could matter a lot for Sub-Saharan Africa. Rapid population growth will doubtless bring great challenges, but lower fertility rates could usher in a higher share of working-age people in the population and thus, potentially, enormous economic benefits for the region.
Keywords: Labor studies; aging; health care (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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