Demographics: Population Growth, Household Structure and Migration Patterns

  • Alexander KraussEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS, volume 49)


This chapter explores the nature, magnitude and consequences of a number of demographic factors on human capital endowment in Ghana. It examines the externalities of population growth and population structure on the education sector. It assesses how household demographics, such as the number, age and gender of siblings who compete over limited household resources, helps to shape the educational opportunities of young household members. Finally, it analyses migration patterns—both internal and external—and the extent of their effects on human capital flight, a loss of public education spending and remittance inflows.


Female Household Head Education Expenditure Education Spending School Participation Human Capital Endowment 
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© Alexander Krauss 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The World Bank GroupWashingtonUSA

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