Economic growth and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: current and emerging issues

McKay, Andrew and Thorbecke, Erik, eds. (2015) Economic growth and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: current and emerging issues. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198728450 (Accepted)

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Abstract

After many years of disappointing performance, Sub-Saharan Africa has shown impressive growth performance since the start of the millenium. However, the impact of this on poverty reduction is still not well understood and this led the African Economics Research Consortium in Nairobi to undertake a major collaborative research project on the linkages between growth and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. This volume is based on research undertaken by world leading researchers on major issues influencing the extent to which growth can translate into poverty reduction. The volume includes two review chapters on the impact of growth on poverty reduction, and on the impact of widespread poverty on economic growth, and argues that both relationships are important for understanding how growth and poverty reduction interact. The volume focuses, in detail, on the role of agriculture, the labour market, the informal sector, the industrial sector, the global context, and macroeconomic issues. All chapters comprise an extensive review of the existing literature and highlight new and important directions. As more information on the evolution of poverty and living conditions in Sub-Saharan Africa emerge, this volume is important in helping to interpret and explain that evidence.

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 09:51
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 09:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57117
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