ISBN 9789988647742
Pages 290
Dimensions 234 x 156mm
Illustrations Colour Illustrations and Colour Photographs
Published 2014
Publisher Sub-Saharan Publishers, Ghana
Format Paperback

Population Studies: Key Issues and Contemporary Trends in Ghana

edited by Delali Margaret Badasu, Stephen Owusu Kwankye

The scope of Population Studies as a discipline has expanded beyond its traditional focus on the three components of population and their dynamics - fertility, mortality and migration. It encompasses broader themes, including reproductive health and rights, gender and other social and cultural dimensions of population dynamics, human development and health and climate change. Population is central to development and its integration into the development planning of every country is critical.

This volume of the University of Ghana Readers by the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) provides multi-disciplinary perspectives on the multi-faceted nature of population studies today. The volume is an essential resource on contemporary issues on population studies and offers a unique opportunity for students of population studies and others who are interested in the study of human populations to enhance their understanding of the ramifications of population dynamics on development. It also has rich material on demographic research methods and provides tools for building the research capacity of academics and technocrats who are interested in population-driven interventions, advocacy and policy.

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About the Editors

Delali Margaret Badasu

Delali Margaret Badasu is a Senior Research Fellow at RIPS and Director of the Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana. Her research areas are social demography and urbanization.

Stephen Owusu Kwankye

Stephen Owusu Kwankye is an Associate Professor of Population Studies at RIPS. His research areas include adolescent reproductive health, fertility and migration.