The Mitchell Group

Management - Oversight - Efficiency

Tag : Economic

Population Growth, Economic Growth, and Poverty Reduction in Uganda

:: by Nicole Bridge :: Game Changers

This paper examines the link between population and per capita economic growth in Uganda. Uganda has one of the highest population growth rates in the world. Due to inherent demographic momentum, this growth will persist for some time to come. Theoretical considerations as well as strong empirical evidence suggest that the currently high population growth puts a considerable break on per capita growth prospects in Uganda. It contributes significantly to low achievements in education, health, and poverty reduction and will make improvements in these areas very difficult. It may also be an important factor in the increase of inequality. If ...