Chrysanth Lwechungura KAMUZORA

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This is a report on the demography of the Hadza, a population of East African hunter-gatherers. In it, we describe the results of a census, and our estimation of age structure, survivorship, mean age of women at childbearing, number of live children, total population size and density, and rate of change since 1967. We show that relevant measures fit closely(More)
The Research on poverty Alleviation (REPOA) is a not-forprofit Non-Governmental Organisation registered in Tanzania in November, 1994. Its overall objective is to deepen the understanding of causes, extent, nature, rate of change and means of combating poverty in Tanzania. The specific objectives focus on development of local research capacity, development(More)
This article discusses contraceptive prevalence rates (CPRs) in sub-Saharan Africa, identifies some factors associated with CPR, and draws examples from the Asian experience. The author discusses the association between patriarchy and the low status of women with low acceptance and discontinuation of contraception. In Africa, dominant cultural practices(More)
"Varied population issues have sprung up as the population-development question has received more attention with time.... This paper takes up [critical population] issues and refines them in the perspective of African realities for long-term development. It is argued that the assumptions on which the Coale-Hoover model is based are untenable in the African(More)
A survey of the pregnancy histories of a random sample of 3000 rural and urban women of Sukuma ethnic origin in Mwanza Region, Tanzania, suggests that younger generations will have a completed fertility higher than older generations. A critical element in recent change has not been mere social aberration, but a new system of values that has been caused by(More)
The relationship between population growth and socioeconomic development in Africa is examined. Using the example of Tanzania, the author argues that population growth has had no causal effect on development, although development variables have affected demographic variables. However, it is noted that rapid population growth limits the efforts of(More)
Dreaded doomsday ageing consequences in, particularly European countries and Japan, a result of past protracted fertility decline, provides a pivotal lesson. High fertility Africa is perceived being in a unique historical opportunity, not only to avoid ageing but as some solution to the ageing world also. The paper therefore reviews consequences of ageing(More)
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