Kinshasa in Transition

This book will be a valuable guide for anyone who wants to understand the complex and ongoing social, demographic, economic, and developmental changes in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa.

Author: David Shapiro

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226750574

Category: History

Page: 279

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After decades of tremendous growth, Kinshasa-capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo-is now the second-largest urban area in sub-Saharan Africa. And as the city has grown-from around 300,000 people in the mid-1950s to more than five million today-it has experienced seismic social, economic, and demographic changes. In this book, David Shapiro and B. Oleko Tambashe trace the impact of these changes on the lives of women, and their findings add dramatically to the field's limited knowledge of African demographic trends. They find that fertility has declined significantly in Kinshasa since the 1970s, and that women's increasing access to secondary education has played a key role in this decline. Better access to education has also given women greater access to employment opportunities. And by examining the impact of such factors as economic well-being and household demographic composition on the schooling of children, Shapiro and Tambashe reveal how one generation's fertility affects the next generation's education. This book will be a valuable guide for anyone who wants to understand the complex and ongoing social, demographic, economic, and developmental changes in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa.
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Republic of the Congo

Author: Richard L. Taylor


ISBN: IND:30000039080621

Category: Congo (Democratic Republic)

Page: 41

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Africa s Population In Search of a Demographic Dividend

Kinshasa in transition: Women's education, employment, and fertility. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Shapiro, D., Gough, M., & Pongi, R. (2011). Gender, education, and the labour marketin Kinshasa. African Population Studies ...

Author: Hans Groth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319468891

Category: Social Science

Page: 526

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This book examines the promises as well as the challenges the demographic dividend brings to sub-Saharan Africa as fertility rates in the region fall and the labor force grows. It offers a detailed analysis of what conditions must be met in order for the region to take full economic advantage of ongoing population dynamics. As the book makes clear, the region will need to accelerate reforms to cope with its demographic transition, in particular the decline of fertility. The continent will need to foster human capital formation through renewed efforts in the areas of education, health and employment. This will entail a true vision and determination on the part of African leaders and their development partners. The book will help readers to gain solid knowledge of the demographic trends and provide insights into socioeconomic policies that eventually might lead sub-Saharan Africa into a successful future.
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The Congo s Transition is Failing

Some of the food was flown from the Kivus to Kinshasa and then back , resulting in bloated profits for the transport ... command structures formed the background for the first major crisis of the transition between Ruberwa and Kabila ...

Author: International Crisis Group


ISBN: STANFORD:36105121765403

Category: Conflict management

Page: 36

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The Democratic Republic of Congo Peace Accords

Today , a decade and a half later , the latest chapter in the Congo's transition without end could rightfully be called a dream deferred . The country's already fragile societal and political fabric has been repeatedly shredded by a ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Africa


ISBN: PSU:000055832533

Category: Congo (Democratic Republic)

Page: 49

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