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Population dynamics, poverty and child well-being in Africa: Comparative evaluation of the impact of population dynamics and poverty on the status of vulnerable children in Africa, the case of Khartoum, Sudan

Yasir Elmubarak, University of Gezira, Sudan

The study is an attempt to present logical understanding of the dynamics of population and mechanisms of poverty by which children in urban settlements affected; household characteristics, socio-economic status and cultural environment surrounding the children, influence their well-being and survival. The study will investigate the status of vulnerable children in urban settlements in Africa, with focus on the most vulnerable children in Sudan, particularly those who are susceptible to the risks. The study will answer questions like: How population characteristics determine children well-being? Whether vulnerability to poverty is gender biased? What is the effect of parents’ characteristics; education and occupation on the improvement of their children status? Which factors are the most discriminate among the individual, household, and community determinants? Whether vulnerable children at different levels of living exposed to similar risk factors? Which factors affect vulnerable children at each level and which are the most discriminate?

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Presented in Poster Session 4