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Book Chapter
Kenya: Economic growth, labor market dynamics, and prospects for a demographic dividend

From the book: Africa's Lions

Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Blog
African Lions - Tapping the potential of Kenya's economic growth

From 2000-2014, like many other sub-Saharan African countries, Kenya experienced high growth, at an average of 4.37 percent...

Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Working Paper
Delayed marriage, contraceptive use, and breastfeeding: Fertility patterns over time and wealth quintiles in sub-Saharan Africa

The rate of fertility decline has been slow in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)...

Families Fertility, Human Population
Working Paper
The African Lions: Kenya country case study

This paper mainly analyses the drivers of economic growth in Kenya and the linkages to the labour market dynamics, with a focus on population growth, its structure, and the prospects of reaping a demographic dividend...

Economic growth Labor Labor productivity
Journal Article
Inferring the economic standard of living and health from cohort height: Evidence from modern populations in developing countries

Average adult height is a physical measure of the biological standard of living of a population. While the biological and economic standards of living of a population are very different concepts, they are linked and may empirically move together...

Economic development Economic growth Health
Working Paper
Inferring the economic standard of living and health from cohort height: Evidence from modern populations in developing countries

Average adult height is a physical measure of the biological standard of living of a population. While the biological and economic standards of living of a population are very different concepts, they are linked and may empirically move together...

Economic development Economic growth Health
Working Paper
On the fertility transition in Africa: Income, child mortality, or education?

A consensus among social scientists is that fertility rates in Africa are declining. What determines these declines?...

Economic growth Education Fertility, Human
Working Paper
Does HIV/AIDS matter for economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa?

Estimating the impact of HIV/AIDS epidemic on economic growth is challenging because of endogeneity concerns...

Economic growth Human capital Macroeconomics
Book Chapter
Informality, Growth and Development in Africa

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...

Economic development Economic aspects (Households) Informal sector (Economics)
Book Chapter
Land Tenure and Agricultural Intensification in Sub-Saharan Africa

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...

Agriculture Environmental economics Land tenure
Book Chapter
The Prospects for an Imminent Demographic Dividend in Africa: The Case for Cautious Optimism

From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...

Family policy Fertility, Human Health
Book Chapter
Conclusions: Moving Beyond Conventional Wisdoms

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization...

Economic growth Population Youth
Book Chapter
Education Policy, Vocational Training, and the Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

From the book: African Youth and the Persistence of Marginalization

Education Finance (Education) Population
Research Brief
Burkina Faso – growth without poverty reduction

Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa, poor in natural resources, and with low levels of human development. Its economy remains agricultural and focused on food crops and cotton production...

Agriculture Equality and inequality Food security
Book Chapter
Youth Employment Prospects in Africa

Economic growth Population Unemployment
Book Chapter
Introduction: African Youth at a Crossroads

Introduction Across the globe, today’s youth are often paradoxically considered both ‘agents of change’ who are driven by their aspirations for a better life and ‘a lost gen-eration’ who are trapped by their economic vul...

Economic growth Population Youth
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