This edited collection of research on African demography is relevant to a broad spectrum of readers including scholars, researchers, professionals, population scientists, sociologists, human geographers and others interested in Africa. It aids in developing an understanding of the contemporary diversity in African reproductive regimes and helps build capacity among scientists and researchers in fertility research.
Foreword by John Cleland; Chapters:; 1: Fertility Diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Introduction:; Akim J. Mturi and Samuel Agyei-Mensah; 2: Fertility Transitions:; Is sub-Saharan Africa Different?; John Bongaarts and John B. Casterline; 3. Fertility Divergence and Inequality in the Next Generation: A Framework and Partial Test; Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue, Michel Tenikue, and Mathias Kuepie; 4. Demographic Transition in Africa:; The Polygyny and Fertility Nexus; Paul Cahu, Falilou Fall and Roland Pongou; 5. The Mismatch Between Contraceptive Use and Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa; Akim J. MturiGodswill N. Osuafor and Mark J. Lyons-Amos; 6. Fertiliay Desires and Fertility Decline in Sub-Saharan Africa; John B. Casterline and Samuel Agyei-Mensah; 7. The Persistence of High Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa:; A Comparative Study of Three Countries; Natal Ayiga and Charles lwanga; 8. Planification Familiale Et Fecondite En Afrique Sub-Saharienne; Francophone Apres La Cipd De 1994; Mburano Rwenge; 9. Fertility, Contraception and Method Mix in Tanzania:; Trends and Changes Since 1990; Michelle Weinberger and Ernestina Coast; 10. Trends and Determinants of Fertility in Rural and Urban Ethiopia; Eshetu Gurmu; 11. Towards Replacement Level Fertility in urban Africa:; An Accra Case Study; Allan G. Hill, Samuel Agyei-Mensah and John K. Anarfi; 12. Conclusion and Future Prospects.