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  • Forcheh, N. (Wiley-Blackwell, www.wiley.com/wiley-blackwell, 2002)
    Summary. Ehrenberg presented the simple law-like relationship log(w) = 0.8h + 0.4 ? 0.04 between the weight and height of children aged 5-13 years. Several researchers have confirmed that this relationship holds, irrespective ...
  • Fako, T.; Forcheh, N.; Balogi, K. (CODESRIA, http://www.codesria.org, 2002)
    In spite of the rapid economic growth, which made Botswana the envy of sub-Saharan Africa during the 1980s and 1990s, total factor productivity either stagnated or declined over the same period (Botswana National Productivity ...
  • Siphambe, H.K. (John Wiley, www.wiley.com, 2003)
    The impressive performance that Botswana has achieved since gaining independence in 1966 is one of the few success stories of economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. For the period 1965-1990, growth in per capita ...
  • Mogalakwe, M. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2003)
    About a decade ago, the left learning Review of African Political Economy (ROAPE) published an article by Hoogvelt et al 1992)entitled: ‘The World Bank and Africa: A Case of Mistaken Identity.’ The article criticized the ...
  • Rathedi, M. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, www.thuto.org/pula/html/, 2003)
    Poverty is a complex problem and reducing it depends upon many interconnected factors. It cannot be attributed to one main cause. Its reduction is possible only by achieving economic growth. An indirect causal connection ...
  • Sebudubudu, D. (Botswana Society, 2003)
    Botswana is widely perceived as a succesful working democracy in Africa. What is striking about Botswana is that one party dominance over the past 36 years has not led to a proliferation of corruption as it did in most ...
  • Maundeni, T. (Botswana Society, http://www.botsoc.org.bw, 2003)
    Over the last two decades rates of divorce have increased in Botswana (Murray, 1981; Ahmed and Letamo, 1989; Bhebhe and Mosha, 1996). Despite this trend, little is known about women’s experiences of marital property division ...
  • Mokhawa, G.; Osei-Hwedie, B. (Botswana Society, http://www.botsoc.org.bw, 2003)
    For a long time now, African countries have been demanding increased trade with the developed economies of the West as a means to promote economic development. 'Trade not aid,' has become the hallmark of this demand. ...
  • Acquah, B. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2003)
    The need for productivity increases in the agricultural sector in Botswana in order to help improve farm incomes, especially incomes of resource-poor farmers, has been an important concern in the poverty alleviation effort ...
  • Mogotsi, I. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2003)
    New technology has been identified as one way to alleviate poverty in developing nations. This is because it makes available cheaper drugs, cheaper inputs such as fertilizers and new seed varieties that are needed by the ...
  • Ntsabane, T. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2003)
    Southern Africa has through much of its 20th century history been characterised by a centre~periphery regional economic system. At the centre has been South Africa(minus its African reserves) and the rest of the region ...
  • Mukras, M.S. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2003)
    Although Botswana is clearly one of the richest countries with one of the most vibrant economies in Africa, available statistical evidence suggests that the problem of poverty has recently caused a lot of concern in the ...
  • Siphambe, H.K. (University of Botswana, http://ub.bw, 2003)
    This paper brings out the various theoretical measurements of poverty and looks at Botswana's performance in terms of these measures. In terms of income poverty, Botswana's poverty has been declining over time and ...
  • Ntseane, D.; Maundeni, T. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, www.thuto.org/pula/html/, 2004)
    Based on the premise that children in the 21st century face numerous problems that affect their educational, social, psychological, and physical well being, this article argues that social workers are needed in Botswana ...
  • Balogi, K.T.O. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2004)
    Since the 1980s, some major villages in Botswana have experienced an increase in deviance and crime among youth. This deviance is often manifested in an escalation of criminal gangs that are mostly male in composition. The ...
  • Ntseane, D.M. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2004)
    This article analyses the findings of a study conducted to investigate the effects of teacher transfers onfamily well-being. While much concern has been raised about the trauma of transfers on families, this is the ...
  • Osei-Hwedie, K. (Pula: Botswana Journal of African Studies, 2004)
    Economic growth is usually recognized as a vital factor in poverty eradication. Thus, with the excellent performance of Botswana's economy over the years, observers had hoped that poverty in the country would decline ...
  • Mookodi, G. (CODESRIA, http://www.codesria.org, 2004)
    Male violence against women has become commonplace in contemporary Botswana. Analyses of gender-based violence in Botswana indicate that men are acting out their dominance through acts of violence. This dominance is created ...
  • Setlhare, L. (John Wiley, www.wiley.com, 2004)
    This paper examines how monetary policy was actually conducted in Botswana, by specifying and estimating a monetary reaction function for the Bank of Botswana (BoB). Basically, a monetary reaction function (MRF) for a ...
  • Shine, S.J.; Sebusang, S.E.M. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2004)
    This paper presents a MATLAB solution for the shear force, bending movement, and deflection as continuous functions of the distance measured from the left and support for a simply supported beam carrying concentrated and ...

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