Africa’s Y — Young People
What effect does Africa’s young population have on its work force?
February 23, 2005
The working-age population of Africa represents a smaller portion of the population than elsewhere.
People between the ages of 15 and 64 make up only slightly more than half the total population (over 60% in South Asia).
This helps explain the prevalence of child labor throughout much of Africa. Malnutrition is widespread among African children. In fact, it has become even more pervasive during the past 20 years.
Founder and CEO, Global Business School Network Guy Pfeffermann is the Founder and CEO of the Global Business School Network. He was the Director of the Economics Department and Chief Economist for the International Finance Corporation from 1988-2003. Since 2003, he has served as the Director of the Global Business School Network of International Finance […]