Dec 09, 2020Open AccessArticle
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.
Oct 20, 2020Open AccessArticle
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...
Dec 23, 2019Open AccessArticle
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
Mar 15, 2018Open AccessArticle
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.
Dec 29, 2017Open AccessArticle
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
Dec 27, 2017Open AccessArticle
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
Mar 17, 2016Open AccessArticle
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...
Mar 16, 2015Open AccessArticle
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 ...
Sep 11, 2014Open AccessArticle
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...
Jun 03, 2014Open AccessArticle
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...