The people matter: the state of the population in the Eastern Cape
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This report examines the major demographic characteristics of the Eastern Cape province based on information that was available by the beginning of 2010. The themes covered in each chapter serve as entry points for understanding the complex relationships between population and development challenges in the province. The first section (chapter 1 to chapter 5) highlights the contexts of population perspectives and policies, and proceeds to analyze population size and structure, fertility, mortality and migration in the province. The second section (chapter 6 to chapter 10) addresses the interactions of population and other dimensions of human development in the province. Subjects that are included are the family and inter-generational relations, gender and development, population and poverty, education, the environment and population indicators that are relevant for planning and delivery of services in the province.