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    Determinants and consequences of child marriages in Zambia: analysis of the Zambia demographic and health survery 2014.
    (The University of Zambia, 2019) Namukonda, Edith S.
    Child marriage has a devastating effect on adolescent girls such as poverty, early school dropout, HIV and other related sexually transmitted diseases. According to the Zambia Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS) 2014 report, statistics indicate that child marriage is more common among girls (17%) than boys (1%). However, the literature reveals a gap in the empirical evidence based on a national representative picture on the determinants and probable consequences of child marriage in Zambia. A comprehensive study has not been conducted which clearly represents the national picture of the causes and effects of child marriage in Zambia. Therefore, this study was conducted to explore the determinants and the associated consequences of child marriage based on information obtained from the ZDHS 2014, a nationally representative population-based survey. The study used the ZDHS 2014 female dataset comprising of information of women within reproductive ages 15-49 years in Zambia with a sample of (n=11,094). Descriptive statistics were produced to look at the sample distributions and a correlation test was conducted to observe which variables were closely associated with the dependent variable. Bivariate analysis was later conducted to determine which variables were statistically significant and associated with the dependent variable. Models were later produced using multivariate logistic regression analysis to determine which variables emerged as highly significant and influence or affect Child marriage. The study found out that Child marriage is highest among women who have not attended any school, and education was identified as a protective against child marriage. Girls in rural areas are likely to get married at younger ages compared to those in urban areas, though the study reveals a borderline sigficance. Living in Luapula [OR,0.750, CI:0.573-0.983] or Western province [OR,0.386 CI:0.290-0.515] was more protective of Child marriage compared to living in Central province. Child marriage is highly associated with physical violence as shown in the study results. Most girls married below the age of 18years are at a higher risk of experiencing physical violence. These results are also evidence that child marriage increases the risk of physical violence among the victims, therefore Interventions to eliminate child marriage would help end physical violence.
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    The relationship between domestic savings and investment in Zambia: an econometric analysis from 1980 to 2016.
    (The University of Zambia, 2019) Ngulube, Masauso
    The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between domestic savings and investment in Zambia. The savings-investment relationship has recently become a subject of intense discussion in as far as policy analysis and formulation is concerned in developed and developing economies alike. The study employs the ARDL bounds testing approach to cointegration and the Granger-causality test of Toda and Yamamoto to test for causality between the two variables. Using annual data captured as a percentage of GDP from 1980 to 2016, empirical findings suggest that there is no existence of a long-run relationship between investment and savings in Zambia. Furthermore, the results report a lack of causality between the two variables in the short-run. The absence of short-run causality running from savings to investment implies a high degree of short-run international capital mobility. This implies that domestic investment in Zambia is financed by foreign saving rather than domestic saving. In light of these results, some policy measures were put forward.
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    The relationship between openness, inflation and economic growth in Zambia from 1965 to 2015, an ardl Bounds approach.
    (The University of Zambia, 2019) Mulenga, Michael Bwalya
    Using ARDL Bounds approach to cointegration, the present study, examines the relationships between openness, growth and inflation in Zambia for the period 1965 to 2015. The study fails to validate Romer’s hypothesis of a negative relationship between inflation and openness. It is found that the LR elasticity coefficient of inflation to openness is positive and weakly significant, at 6% level of significance. The positive relationship between inflation and openness is found to be more robust in the SR than LR. The results are consistent with cost push hypothesis (openness causes a faster rate of inflation). Additionally, the study finds a negative SR and LR relationship between inflation and economic growth and best explained by cost push theory of inflation. Lastly, a positive and highly statistically significant SR and LR relationship between openness and economic growth is found. Zambia being part of the global market, has benefitted from spillover of skilled labor; investments as well as technology to enhance production capacity. The results of this paper are consistent with classical theories of trade and many others’ findings of positive relationship between openness and economic growth. The study recommends that the economic managers of Zambia’s economy should adopt such policies that promote openness so that inflation can be controlled in the LR, also leading to economic growth.
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    Oral History of the Tonga Speaking People of Southern Zambia.
    (2012-11-26) University Of Zambia
    The recording captures oral history about the famine among the Tonga Speaking people in Southern Part of Zambia.
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    Oral History of the Tonga Speaking People,Southern Province,Zambia.
    (2012-11-26) University of Zambia
    The recording captures oral history about the famine among the Tonga Speaking people of Southern Part of Zambia.