Why Poor Families have Many Children in African?

Authors : Salum Haji Hamisi

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 2 - February

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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This paper discusses the reasons of poor family in Africa to have many children. The paper aimed at provide enlightening to the Government in African on major causes of poor having many children as to find the best way to handle them. This paper had extensively used secondary information to get the information required. Several indicators of family poverty has been discussed, factors for poor families and solutions of the problem that faced African families. Generally, poor families in Africa that have many children, 90% of population live rural areas that characterized with low production, poor health services, poor transportation system and poor nutritional balance and 10% of population live in urban areas in developing countries. The pointed reasons are; low education opportunity, early marriage, care for elders and other causes. The poor family experiences extreme social, political and economic hardships which place them in a vulnerable situation to live. Poor families experienced famine and hunger, eruption of diseases, infant mortality, low expectancy and stress.

Keywords : Family, Africa, Children, Poor Families.


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