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The study examined the impact of population growth and unemployment on Economic Development in sub-Saharan African countries from 1990-2020. Using econometric analysis, the study used data on gross domestic product (GDP), population growth rate (POP), unemployment rate (UNEM), and human development index (HDI). The result showed that unemployment has a negative significant relationship with economic development, and population growth has a positive significant relationship with economic development in sub-Saharan African countries. The study, therefore, recommended that government should make sure that the life expectancies in the countries increase, which will reduce the death rate and consequently increase the population and the economic development in the sub-Saharan African countries. It recommended policies to reduce the unemployment rate and promote economic Development in Sub-Shaharan African Countries.


Population unemployment economic development

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Tobiloba, A. J. ., Samson Olajide , O. ., & Kehinde Ajike , O. . (2023). Population Growth, Unemployment Rate and Economic Development in Sub–Saharan African Countries (1990-2020). Convergence Chronicles, 4(4), 189–216.


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