Population explosion and poverty amongst Africans in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Wilson, Francis en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mphahlele, Florence Masabatha en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-29T12:03:10Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-29T12:03:10Z
dc.date.issued 1986 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mphahlele, F. 1986. Population explosion and poverty amongst Africans in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17350
dc.description.abstract The current rate of world population growth is one of today's major problems and constitutes a threat to the future of all mankind. Over three and a half billion people live on our small, in places overcrowded planet, and if the present rate of growth continues this figure will double within the next thirty to forty years. This phenomenon has been described as the "population explosion". Why does it constitute a threat? Growth in itself is not necessarily bad; it has been the basis for much human progress in the past. What concerns us is that a large proportion of this growth is concentrated in certain areas of the world and can be linked to the appalling conditions of deprivation endured by millions of men, women and children in these areas. Though the impact of the population explosion is presently restricted to only certain segments of mankind, there is every indication that future consequences may affect all of us. My main focus will be amongst the African population in South Africa. The principal purpose of my thesis is to offer an organised approach to a complex and very controversial subject on the fertility of Africans in South Africa based on research conducted within the Eastern and Western Cape regions. The thesis is divided into five parts. Part A discusses the aims and objectives of the study. It also discusses the methodology of the research and background on area study, and examines the South African population growth. Part B, details theories of population growth. It also reviews literature on the determinants of population growth. In Part C, the research results are tabled and tested for statistical significance. In Part D, the results are compared and discussed with other similar literature findings. Part E, draws conclusions from the findings and recommends possible strategies for action against African population growth in South Africa. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Economics en_ZA
dc.title Population explosion and poverty amongst Africans in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Economics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Mphahlele, F. M. (1986). <i>Population explosion and poverty amongst Africans in South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17350 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Mphahlele, Florence Masabatha. <i>"Population explosion and poverty amongst Africans in South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1986. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17350 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Mphahlele FM. Population explosion and poverty amongst Africans in South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,School of Economics, 1986 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17350 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Mphahlele, Florence Masabatha AB - The current rate of world population growth is one of today's major problems and constitutes a threat to the future of all mankind. Over three and a half billion people live on our small, in places overcrowded planet, and if the present rate of growth continues this figure will double within the next thirty to forty years. This phenomenon has been described as the "population explosion". Why does it constitute a threat? Growth in itself is not necessarily bad; it has been the basis for much human progress in the past. What concerns us is that a large proportion of this growth is concentrated in certain areas of the world and can be linked to the appalling conditions of deprivation endured by millions of men, women and children in these areas. Though the impact of the population explosion is presently restricted to only certain segments of mankind, there is every indication that future consequences may affect all of us. My main focus will be amongst the African population in South Africa. The principal purpose of my thesis is to offer an organised approach to a complex and very controversial subject on the fertility of Africans in South Africa based on research conducted within the Eastern and Western Cape regions. The thesis is divided into five parts. Part A discusses the aims and objectives of the study. It also discusses the methodology of the research and background on area study, and examines the South African population growth. Part B, details theories of population growth. It also reviews literature on the determinants of population growth. In Part C, the research results are tabled and tested for statistical significance. In Part D, the results are compared and discussed with other similar literature findings. Part E, draws conclusions from the findings and recommends possible strategies for action against African population growth in South Africa. DA - 1986 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1986 T1 - Population explosion and poverty amongst Africans in South Africa TI - Population explosion and poverty amongst Africans in South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/17350 ER - en_ZA


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