Effects of Income Inequality on Population Growth in Africa

James Fasakin, University of Ibadan

Africa remains the most youthful continent globally with a median age of 19.4 years compared to 29.6 globally, with the population expected to account for 39.12 per cent of the world’s population by 2100, against 16.14 per cent in 2015 (Odusola et al., 2017). Thus, this study will examine the effects of income inequality on population growth in ten (10) selected Africa countries. Data from the Standardized World Income Inequality Data (SWIID) of Soltz (2016) and World Development Indicators (WDI) of World Bank will be used for the study. Dynamic Panel Model estimation using the Generalized Method of Mean (GMM) estimators suggested by (Arellano and Bond, 1991) will be used for the analysis. The study is expected to provide more facts on population growth in Africa, harnessing population growth to create equity and relationship between fertility rate and Gini-coefficient in Africa

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  Presented in Session P2. Poster Session 2