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Population and Overcrowding

Published by Mason Crest
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

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Africa is the worlds poorest continent, and it also has the worlds fastest-growing population. Many observers have concluded that overpopulation is a root cause of Africas poverty, and that if the continent is ever to emerge from underdevelopment its rapid population growth will have to be slowed. This book examines those assertions, offering a wealth of statistical and other evidence to suggest that the link between African poverty and the size of Africas population is by no means definitive. The book also examines the important demographic trendssuch as rapid urbanization, elevated mortality rates from the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and continued high fertilitythat will help shape African societies in the decades to come.

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  • Publisher: Mason Crest (September 29, 2014)
  • Length: 112 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781422288900
  • Ages: 6 - 99

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