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Title:Population Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa: Who is Responsible? An Illustrative Analysis of Population Trends in Uganda
Author:Nuwagaba, Augustus
Year:1997
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Volume:13
Issue:2
Period:June
Pages:75-88
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Uganda
Africa
Subjects:population growth
family planning
Women's Issues
Miscellaneous (i.e. Demography, Refugees, Sports)
Fertility and Infertility
Demographics
demography
population
fertility
Abstract:An analysis of population issues in Uganda brings to the fore the complex interrelationship between increasing population/high fertility and a number of variables: gender ideologies which discriminate against women (both as child bearers and as victims of the adverse consequences of population increase), the AIDS scourge (infected children and orphans left without care), rigidities in the growth of major sectors (agriculture and industry), and urban bias (urbanization of poverty and skewed resource distribution). Effective family planning programmes should target men as well as women if they are to realize their intended objectives. Knowledge of birth control methods may not necessarily translate into practice. Ugandan society is pronatalistic. Children are highly valued, amongst others because of their utility, especially as a source of labour in an economy dominated by agriculture. Bibliogr., notes, sum.
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