Population Dynamics of Senegal

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This volume, the last in the series Population Dynamics of Sub-Saharan Africa, examines key demographic changes in Senegal over the past several decades. It analyzes the changes in fertility and their causes, with comparisons to other sub-Saharan countries. It also analyzes the causes and patterns of declines in mortality, focusing particularly on rural and urban differences.
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Overview

This volume, the last in the series Population Dynamics of Sub-Saharan Africa, examines key demographic changes in Senegal over the past several decades. It analyzes the changes in fertility and their causes, with comparisons to other sub-Saharan countries. It also analyzes the causes and patterns of declines in mortality, focusing particularly on rural and urban differences.
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Table of Contents

Executive Summary 1
1 Introduction 7
2 Geographic and Socioeconomic Setting 9
Geographic Overview 9
Historical Overview 10
Education 13
Economic Background 13
3 Population Growth and Distribution 30
Overview of National Population Trends 30
Overview of Regional Trends 34
Migration 35
4 Fertility 45
Levels and Trends of Fertility 46
Proximate Determinants of Fertility 77
5 Mortality 113
Child Mortality 114
Adult Mortality 157
Appendix: Health Infrastructure and Programs 185
6 Conclusions 196
Fertility 196
Mortality 197
The Demographic Transition in Senegal in an African Context 198
Appendix A: Data Sources 203
Appendix B: Correcting the Fertility Estimates in the 1988 Census 208
Appendix C: Methodology for Analysis of Child Mortality 220
Appendix D: Growth Balance Methods for Estimating Coverage of Adult Deaths 222
References 225
Index 237
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