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Growth, Employment, Poverty and Inequality in Tanzania

Abel Kinyondo () and Riccardo Pelizzo
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Abel Kinyondo: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

No 18/001, Working Papers of the African Governance and Development Institute. from African Governance and Development Institute.

Abstract: This paper shows that in Tanzania, economic growth contributes to job creation and employment opportunities, however, it does very little to curb income inequality. Using official data from various local sources compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics, the paper provides an explanation as to why the creation of wealth and employment opportunities in Tanzania fails to bring the level of poverty to a level roughly comparable to what is found in the region and to reduce inequality between the richer and the poorer segments of society.

Keywords: Quality of growth; Employment; Poverty; Development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O40 O57 I10 I20 I32 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-01
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Forthcoming: Africology

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