The impact of structural adjustement programmes(SAPS) on the african family
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Organization of African Unity;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
Public Administration, Human Resources and Social Development Division;
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The objective of this discussion note, therefore, is to contribute to such an understanding for the African region by outlining how macro-level SAPs affect micro-level health and demographic processes generally and the evolving traditional African family in particular. This should assist planners in exploring alternative mechanisms for adjustment. Since the ultimate goal of population policies is to harmonize the economic and population growth rates and hence family welfare, a second objective is to review how SAPs can alter the impact of population policies as well as the kinds of population policies that are most likely to be effective where SAPs are being implemented.