Realizing the Demographic Dividend: Is Africa any different?
AbstractThe demographic transition creates a window of opportunity during which economies may benefit from a temporary increase in the working age share of the population. While many economies have already enjoyed these benefits, they remain a promising opportunity for much of Sub-Saharan Africa. We show in this paper that Sub-Saharan Africa adheres to the same principles as the rest of the world with respect to the determinants of economic growth, including particularly the effects of demographic change. Assuming a policy and institutional context that is conducive to economic growth, most Sub-Saharan countries have the potential to reap a sizable demographic dividend.
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Date of creation: Jun 2007
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growth; Africa; Demographic Dividend; demography; sub-saharan.;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AFR-2007-06-02 (Africa)
- NEP-AGE-2007-06-02 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2007-06-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2007-06-02 (Development)
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