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This report examines the current state and likely future directions of population policy in South Africa with particular reference to family planning activities set against the background of apartheid and its demise. In the apartheid era, population policy was perceived by most blacks as an instrument for the control of their number and movements. Recently,(More)
This study presents estimated levels of age-specific fertility (ASF) and P/F ratios in South Africa, by selected characteristics for the African population. Data were obtained from the nationwide 1993 Living Standards Survey and adjusted to reflect ASF. The national total fertility rate (TFR) was 3.7 children/woman, or significantly higher than the 2.9(More)
Data from the 1981-82 Nigeria Fertility Survey (NFS) are used to identify the key proximate determinants of fertility in Nigeria. The patterns of their individual and collective effects are analyzed in a search for possible sources of fertility change. Exposure to the risk of childbearing through first marriage is found to be the most important proximate(More)
Whatever proximate variables are examined, their differential effects on rural and urban fertility are small. This indicates that no major disturbance has taken place in urban or rural reproductive norms. However, two possible reasons for the converging pattern of rural and urban fertility in Nigeria are identified. One is that urban mothers in the first(More)
Results of a survey of some urban areas in the Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereenining region show differential impacts of proximate and socioeconomic factors on the fertility of urban blacks and whites. Timing of starting and ending of childbearing and the reproductive behaviour of women who have never been married account for the major differences in fertility(More)
  • O Chimere-Dan
  • South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse…
  • 1993
This report is part of a project to evaluate and improve the quality of mortality data for blacks in South Africa. Infant and child mortality rates of 79/1,000 and 81/1,000 were estimated for 1968-1974 and 1975-1979 respectively. A child mortality rate of 43/1,000 was estimated for 1973-1977. Estimates of infant mortality rates for 1970-1974 and 1975-1979,(More)
This article presents vital statistics on the Black population in South Africa. It is pointed out that apartheid interfered with data collection and quality, demographic dynamics, and population activities and research. The percentage of Black population increased from 68.6% to 76% during 1946-90. The percentage of White population declined from 20% to(More)
This article is based on a prior report for the UN High Commissioner on Refugees on repatriation of Mozambican refugees in 1994. Official statistics revealed that 45% of all immigrants in South Africa, during 1992-94, came from European countries. 31.4% were from Asian countries and 18.4% were from African countries. Prior to about 1990, migrants tended(More)
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