Fellow 1996-97

Ezekiel Kalipeni


Environmental Transformation and Demographic Change in Southern Africa and Malawi

This research will examine, in greater depth, demographic and non-demographic responses to environmental transformation in southern Africa, in general, and Malawi, in specific. The central argument is that as land resources become scarce due to a rapidly expanding population and wide-spread environmental degradation, people have begun to reduce fertility rates; migrate to less sparsely populated areas; migrate cyclically to countries with ample wage employment; and intensify agricultural production.