Population pressure and social- economic development in Uganda: a case study of Kisenyi Parish Kampala Central

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The research on “population pressure and social- economic development In Uganda” was conducted in Kisenyi parish Kampala central. The study was guided by three objectives which included; to examine how high birthrates affect economic development in Kampala city, To find out the causes of high birthrates in Kisenyi Kampala city and to establish ways of curbing high birthrates in Kampala city. This study employed the descriptive survey design. Descriptive studies are non experimental researches that describe the characteristics of a particular individual, or of a group. No other method of observation will be providing this general capability. Consequently, very large samples are feasible, making the results statistically significant even when analyzing multiple variables. Many questions will be asked about a given topic giving considerable flexibility to the analysis.The finding of the study support the existence of a long—run relationship between population and economic growth in Kisenyi and provide strong support for the hypothesis that population is driving economic growth in Kisenyi. The results of causality tests suggest that there appears to be bi directional causality when causality is assumed to run from population to economic growth or from economic growth to population growth. Overall, the relationship between population and economic growth is strong and positive in Kisenyi over the period of analysisThese findings give support to the population driven economic growth hypothesis that states that the population growth in a Kisenyi’s promotes its economic development.
A research report submitted to the College Of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree of Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University
Population pressure, Social- economic development, Kisenyi Parish, Kampala Central