Urbanization and Fertility Rates in Ethiopia

Fertility rates are important determinants of both overall population growth and demographic transitions from high to low age dependency ratios, which in turn have important consequences for economic growth, poverty reduction, and improved health and nutrition outcomes. Ethiopia currently has one of the highest fertility rates in the world, although there are marked differences between rural and urban fertility rates. This paper explores the drivers of rural and urban fertility rates, including systematic tests of differences in key determinants. This further allows us to project fertility rates into the future based on alternative urbanization, economic growth, and education scenarios. Finally, we link these alternative projections with existing estimates of the benefits of fertility reductions on economic growth, nutrition, and poverty reduction


Editor(s):
Getnet Alemu
Alemayehu Seyoum
Alemu Mekonnen
Eyob Tesfaye
Gezahegn Ayele
Ishak Diwan
Issue Date:
Nov 01 2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
1993-3681
Language:
English
Published in:
Ethiopian Journal of Economics, Volume 19, Number 2
Page range:
35-72
Note:
Fanaye Tadesse and Derek Headey_ Urbanization and Fertility Rates in Ethiopia




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