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Demographic transition in the South - projections and prospects


, : Demographic transition in the South - projections and prospects. IRDCurrents ( 1): 30-36

Some countries in East and Southeast Asia are about to conclude their demographic transition, while most of sub-Saharan Africa is still at an early stage of the transition. Prospects for the future depend on the character of economic development; weak economies with persistent mass poverty will see only a slow move towards the lower levels of fertility. If mortality increases again, the effects on fertility are difficult to predict.


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