Population growth and economic growth 2000-2013 in Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
The purpose of the study was to establish the Effect of population growth rate on Economic growth. The study adopted a cross sectional design which was quantitative and qualitative in nature. It involved descriptive and analytical research designs. The data was tested for reliability, analyzed using statistical package were presented basing on the study objectives. The results revealed a significant negative Effect of population on Economic growth. This means that high levels of population growth lower the GDP per capita of a country. The results also revealed a positive significant Effect that there are other factors that contribute to low Economic growth (GDP per capita) other than population growth and if only population is made more productive then it will be of great importance to both Economic growth and development. The study concluded that if the population of Uganda is utilized well it will promote faster Economic growth hence Economic Development and high GDP per capita.
A research report submitted to college of economics and management in partial fulfillment for the award of a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Economics of Kampala International University
Population growth, Economic growth, Uganda