Growth and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Arndt, Channing, McKay, Andy and Tarp, Finn, eds. (2016) Growth and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. WIDER studies in development economics . Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198744795 (Accepted)

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Abstract

While the economic growth renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognized, much less is known about progress in living conditions. This book comprehensively evaluates trends in living conditions in 16 major sub-Saharan African countries, corresponding to nearly 75% of the total population. A striking diversity of experience emerges. While monetary indicators improved in many countries, others are yet to succeed in channeling the benefits of economic growth into the pockets of the poor. Some countries experienced little economic growth, and saw little material progress for the poor. At the same time, the large majority of countries have made impressive progress in key non-monetary indicators of wellbeing.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Depositing User: Joy Blake
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2015 09:50
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 09:52
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57116
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