Research Briefing | May 28, 2021

Demographics: The quadragenarian boomer dividend in Africa

Academic work has established that a mature workforce (one in which the 40-49-year-old cohort is large) has a positive impact on overall economic productivity. In this Research Briefing we examine the correlation, and then look at demographic forecasts to consider which African countries are best positioned to benefit from these gains.

Copy of Copy of Copy of Ipad Frame (44)What you will learn about:

  • A maturing workforce has a positive impact on productivity.
  • North Africa, Mauritius, Botswana and South Africa stand to gain the most from this in 2020-40. 
  • Lower female labour force participation will suppress the effects in North Africa. 
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