African Population Database 1850-1960

Data: Frankema-Jerven African Population Database 1850-1960, version 1.0

Source: Frankema, E. and Jerven, M. (2014). ‘Writing History Backwards and Sideways: Towards a Consensus on African Population, 1850-present‘ Economic History Review 67, S1, 907-931

Note: The population estimates in the data set are best guesses based on projections and best guesses, and do not represent actual population counts. For a description of the methods used to reach the annual population totals please see Frankema, E. and Jerven, M. (2014). ‘Writing History Backwards and Sideways: Towards a Consensus on African Population, 1850-present’ Economic History Review 67, S1, 907-931. The authors welcome comments and suggestions for improvements of the database.

Comments

  1. Note 64 of the EHR essay references this website for “a detailed description of our data,” but I see nothing here that adds to that essay. Is it possible to access the data used in Figure 2a?

    1. Dear David,
      The description is included in the data-file, please feel free to contact me if anything regarding the construction/sources remains unclear.
      Best wishes, Ewout ([email protected])

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