publication . Preprint . 1991

Africa region population projections : 1990-91

Stephens, Patience W.; Bos, Eduard; Vu, My T.; Bulatao, Rodolfo A.;
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  • Published: 28 Feb 1991
As recently as the mid-1970s, the Africa region had a smaller population than the Asia, the Latin American and the Caribbean, or the Europe, Middle East, and North Africa regions. Explosive population growth of more than 3 percent per year, projected to decline only gradually, will make Africa the second largest region by 2005. Its share of the world's population will increase from less than 10 percent now to 20 percent in the middle of the next century and to 25 percent when stationarity is finally reached. Vital rates vary relatively little among the subregions of sub-Saharan Africa. Fertility is uniformly high, with the total fertility rate higher than 6 chil...
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