The Resource Recent fertility trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : workshop summary, Alexandra Beatty, rapporteur ; Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Recent fertility trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : workshop summary, Alexandra Beatty, rapporteur ; Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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Recent fertility trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : workshop summary
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Recent fertility trends in Sub-Saharan Africa
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workshop summary
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Alexandra Beatty, rapporteur ; Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Summary
Fertility rates and population growth influence economic development. The marked declines in fertility seen in some developing nations have been accompanied by slowing population growth, which in turn provided a window of opportunity for rapid economic growth. For many sub-Saharan African nations, this window has not yet opened because fertility rates have not declined as rapidly there as elsewhere. Fertility rates in many sub-Saharan African countries are high: the total rate for the region is estimated to be 5.1 births per woman, and rates that had begun to decline in many countries in the region have stalled. High rates of fertility in these countries are likely to contribute to continued rapid population growth: the United Nations projects that the region's population will increase by 1.2 billion by 2050, the highest growth among the regions for which there are projections. In June 2015, the Committee on Population organized a workshop to explore fertility trends and the factors that have influenced them. The workshop committee was asked to explore history and trends related to fertility, proximate determinants and other influences, the status and impact of family planning programs, and prospects for further reducing fertility rates. This study will help donors, researchers, and policy makers better understand the factors that may explain the slow pace of fertility decline in this region, and develop methods to improve family planning in sub-Saharan Africa
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304.6091724
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This activity was supported by Grant No. OPP1108017 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grant No. 2015-1927 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Grant No. 2014-39992 from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, with additional support from the National Academy of Sciences President's Committee Fund. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project
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Recent fertility trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : workshop summary, Alexandra Beatty, rapporteur ; Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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