IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 17 - Population Age Structure and Sex Composition in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Rural-Urban Perspective

IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 17 - Population Age Structure and Sex Composition in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Rural-Urban Perspective (2017); ISBN 978-92-9072-776-7

44 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2018

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Ashira Menashe-Oren

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Guy Stecklov

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Social Sciences

Date Written: November 14, 2017

Abstract

This study describes the shifting age and sex patterns of populations across rural and urban sectors in sub‑Saharan Africa from 1980 to 2015. It examines the relationship between the slowdown in urbanization and rural and urban age structure gaps, sex composition and dependency ratios. Findings show that rural-urban migration of young adults plays a key role in explaining dependency ratios and sex compositional gaps in rural and urban areas. Results also highlight the value of taking into account local age and sex structures to better prepare for the demographic dividend and other consequences of demographic shifts in sub-Saharan Africa.

Keywords: Population Sex Structure, Age Structure

Suggested Citation

Menashe-Oren, Ashira and Stecklov, Guy, IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 17 - Population Age Structure and Sex Composition in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Rural-Urban Perspective (November 14, 2017). IFAD RESEARCH SERIES 17 - Population Age Structure and Sex Composition in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Rural-Urban Perspective (2017); ISBN 978-92-9072-776-7 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3284565

Ashira Menashe-Oren

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Mount Scopus
Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91905
Israel

Guy Stecklov (Contact Author)

Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Social Sciences ( email )

Jerusalem
Israel

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