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Education, Industry, Trade and Development of African Countries in 1980-99

Maria-Carmen Guisan () and Pilar Exposito ()

Applied Econometrics and International Development, 2002, vol. 2, issue 2, 85-107

Abstract: The paper presents a general view of the educational level of population and its relation to economic development in African countries. We present a comparative view of production by sector and by inhabitant, external trade, years of schooling and fertility rates, by country and by large areas, and we analyse the causes of poverty and economic stagnation of many countries. The conclusions point to the low value of average years of school as the main cause of economic problems in these countries, and to the need of fostering international co-operation in order to increase the educational level and effectively counteract poverty and guarantee a sustained economic development.

Keywords: Education and development in Africa; Fertility and development in Africa; Industry and Trade in African countries. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E6 F0 I2 L8 O1 O55 O57 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002
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