Reply to: Inequality of opportunity in Sub-Saharan Africa
When I look at the countries that listed here and their change in the gini coefficient between the two periods of measurement all have also worsened in political stability in the same period and I guess if you compared the unemployment rate, worsening disease control are all in a similar downward trend. These same countries have a growing young population that is dependent on the working few which is a recipe for anarchy. Interventions in population control need to be done if we are to stem this anarchy
Reply to: Is Africa aging?
I think it is a good article which can open eyes for both african authorities than stakeholders
Reply to: Relaunching Africa Can and Sharing Africa’s Growth
Thanks for sharing such a amazing information about Africa's Growth. Government should take more proactive measures to attract FDI's for creating better business plans..
Reply to: Youth employment in Africa: what policy makers can do
Real issue is restructuring of colonial structure of what constitute the backbones of African economies.
Reply to: Domestic Violence and Poverty in Africa: When the Husband’s Beating Stick is Like Butter
Great to see violence addressed here. Insofar as the non-linear relationship between education and IPV, the field generally has found the same inverted U relationship across a number of studies in various LMIC--so your puzzle should actually be expected. Take for example, the summary by Lori Heise and Emma Fulu in "State of the field of violence against women and girls: What do we know and what are the knowledge gaps?":
"Evidence suggests that the relationship between the level of education that a woman achieves and her risk of violence is non-linear. High educational attainment is associated with lower levels of both perpetration and victimization of partner violence, but women with minimal schooling generally have a lower risk of violence than women with slightly more schooling (Cools and Kotsadam 2014). Jewkes argues that the likely reason for the inverted U shaped relationship between schooling and violence is that women with the least exposure to schooling probably challenge their partners less and therefore trigger less abuse (Jewkes 2002). The protective effect of education does not appear to take hold until women complete secondary school or enter university. It may be that at this level, women’s exposure to new ideas, broader social networks, and new skills are sufficient to shift the balance of power in relationships to reduce risk of violence."