An approach to the study of fertility in Nigeria.

  title={An approach to the study of fertility in Nigeria.},
  author={E. Walle},
  journal={Population Studies-a Journal of Demography},
  • E. Walle
  • Published 1965
  • Economics
  • Population Studies-a Journal of Demography
The present paper attempts an answer to the following question: taking the 1952-53 census which constitutes the best source of demographic information on Nigeria to date what useful information on vital trends may be derived from it? In the absence of migration the age distribution of a country is determined entirely by its past fertility and mortality. We shall consider at a later point the importance of mortality in shaping the age distribution. At this stage it is sufficient to state that… Expand
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