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dc.contributor.authorFranke, R. W.en
dc.coverage.spatialSénégalen
dc.coverage.spatialMauritaniaen
dc.coverage.spatialMalien
dc.coverage.temporal1968 - 1974en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T18:56:12Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T18:56:12Zen
dc.date.issued1981en
dc.identifier1414en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Health Services: Planning, Administration, Evaluation 11(3): 361-387en
dc.identifier.issn0020-7314en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66121en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractRecent developments in population theory have made possible a re-examination of demographic evidence from West Africa which suggests that population control and migration are primarily responses to changes in the nature of the production system. Precolonial, colonial, and independence period data provide a series of correlations consistent with the approach and suggest a new possible synthesis of the West African data. The poorest countries of West Africa are those bordering on the Sahara Desert, known as the Sahel region. In response to the drought and famine in that region from 1968-1974, numerous proposals have been made for increase attention to reducing population growth. The analysis presented in this paper leads to the conclusion that population policies other than those attempting to lower the birth rate are called for. These would include relocation of populations previously displaced by colonial labor migrations and the re-integration of herding and farming production systems, both of which policies should be considered as population policies. Data are presented from specific projects underway in Senegal, Mauritania, and Mali, to illustrate the argument.en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectDroughten
dc.subjectLivestocken
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.subjectDeveloping countriesen
dc.subjectPopulation growthen
dc.subjectFertilityen
dc.subjectPublic policyen
dc.subjectDemographicsen
dc.subjectPopulation controlen
dc.subjectHerdingen
dc.subjectEcosystemen
dc.titleMode of production and population patterns: Policy implications for West African developmenten
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
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