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Dec 09, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Botswana’s Greatest Challenge beyond the Successful Decline in Total Fertility Rate

Brothers Wilright Malema
The paper gives a narration of the change of Botswana’s population age structure and a brief account of its economy. The part before the conclusion seeks to use figures or graphs to analyse the country’s prospects in capitalising on the window of opportunity in order to drive economic growth and development.
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105971


Oct 20, 2020Open    AccessArticle

Becoming Female Head of a Household: By Force or by Choice?

Tanzima Zohra Habib
This study sets forth to uncover the background stories of the female heads of households i.e., the routes through which they become the heads of the household in Bangladesh context. The study included 22 purposively selected female heads from Rajshahi—a northwest district in Bangladesh. Using a semi-structured interview guide, qualitative in-depth interviewing technique was employed to gather the detailed life story of the women household heads. To generate themes, qualitative thematic analysis...
Open Access Library J. Vol.7, 2020
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1106825


Dec 23, 2019Open    AccessArticle

Predictive Factors of Childbirth by High in the City of Mbujimayi (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Kabunda Mbala John, Balela Kabasu Marie Claire, Kadima Cibangu, Mulumba Ntumba, Mbuyi Cipinda Fleur, Kakesa Tshimanga, Kabamba Nzaji Michel
Goal: Identifying predictors of cesarean delivery in the reference general hospitals of the city of Mbujimayi. Method: Study is analytical case-control study in the city of Mbujimayi precisely in all general hospitals of reference of this city during the period from 15 March to 14 June 2017 with 282 birth. A total of 94 caesarean which were considered as cases and 188 birth vaginally who were considered witnesses or 2 for each cas
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Open Access Library J. Vol.6, 2019
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1105912


Mar 15, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Stylized Facts and Review of the Relation between Contraceptive Use, Delinquency and Age Structure in Nigeria, and It’s Implications for Demographic Dividend

Ayodeji Ajibola, Oluwole Adeyemi Jacob, Ebenezer Omotosho
The young population structure of most African countries will serve as a driving force behind economic buoyancy in years to come, only if strategies are put in place to encourage smaller families. Forty percent of the Nigerian population is below 15 years, while 3 percent are 65 years and above. A large workforce with fewer children to support creates a window of opportunity to save money on health care and other social services.
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Open Access Library J. Vol.5, 2018
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104321


Dec 29, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Botswana’s Age Structural Transition Has Unleashed the Demographic Dividend (DD) Opportunities: Is the Country up to the Task of Capitalising on the DD?

Neo Nkwe, Elizabeth Poloka Mukamaambo, Brothers W. Malema
Through review of available literature and analysis of available data, this paper investigates the nature and process of age structural transition (AST) in Botswana from 1966 to 2016. It provides a comprehensive picture of the age structural transition using the censuses of 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011. The theoretical framework used is the Demographic Transition theory and where other appropriate theoretic
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Open Access Library J. Vol.4, 2017
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1104189


Dec 27, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Evaluation of Domestic Access to Pipe-Borne Water in Calabar Metropolis, Southern Nigeria

Inah Okon, Chukwudi G. Njoku
Domestic access to pipe-borne water is necessary for the general well-being of residents of every community. This research investigated domestic access to the service, the relationship between socio-economic attributes and pipe-borne water characteristics as well as the contribution of four dimensions of access (availability, geographic, financial and acceptability). A total of 614 questionnaires were administered t
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Open Access Library J. Vol.4, 2017
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1103924


Mar 17, 2016Open    AccessArticle

Invisible Hours: Social Service Work and Unpaid Labour

Ley D. Fraser
This article was based on a larger study examining emotional stress in social service workers at the intersection of professional expectations and the “emotional labour” that accompanies day-to- day work. Social service workers are defined for this study as individuals who are employed in a position where they provide support for individual clients’ mental, emotional and social welfare over an extended period of time (this definition intentionally excluded occupations such that offer primarily m...
Open Access Library J. Vol.3, 2016
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1102448


Mar 16, 2015Open    AccessArticle

Assessment of Reading Proficiency in Urban Education: The Case of Charter Schools in Michigan, United States

Suleiman M. Hamdan, Joseph L. Musial
The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the 7th grade reading performance among a random sample of urban public school academies (charter schools) in Wayne County, Michigan, compared with a random sample of traditional urban public schools within the same geographic area. This study was conducted using the fall 2012 Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) reading test scores, as reported by the Michigan Department of Education. A total of 11 public charter schools ...
Open Access Library J. Vol.2, 2015
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1101390


Sep 11, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Utilizing Educational Materials as a Mean for Improving Psychosexual Health of Breast Cancer Women

Sana Abasher
The psychological factors for Breast Cancer BrCa are very important, as they assist in improving the adaptation of the new situations they have to deal with. This study is to provide psycho-educational materials as intervention tools in enhancing coping with the psychosexual problems faced by Sudanese BrCa women. Study sample of 89 BrCa women were randomly selected to either educational group (n = 30), intervention group (n = 29), or control group (n = 30). To be eligible for the study, women we...
Open Access Library J. Vol.1, 2014
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1100943


Jun 03, 2014Open    AccessArticle

Correlates and Issues of Academic Course-Selection in Post-Secondary Education in India: Evidence from National Sample Survey, 2007-08

Chandan Kumar,S. P. Singh,D. K. Nauriyal
Background: With the rising educational unemployment in India, one can recognize the possibility of certain imbalance in the acquirement of tertiary education and the requirement of workforce in India. An assessment of youth’s selection of their post-secondary courses could provide a layout for the effective planning of higher education with respect to the demand of workforce in the country. This study examines a set of individual/household, institutional, and regional factors influencing the se...
Open Access Library J. Vol.1, 2014
Doi:10.4236/oalib.1100415


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