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Inclusive Growth

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  • Olumuyiwa Adedeji
  • Huancheng Du
  • Maxwell Opoku-Afari
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    The inclusiveness of growth depends on the extent of access to economic and social opportunities. This paper applies the concept of social opportunity function to ascertain the inclusiveness of growth episodes in selected African countries. Premised on the concept of social welfare function, inclusive growth is associated with increased average opportunities available to the population and improvement in their distribution. The paper establishes that the high growth episodes in the last decade in the selected countries came with increased average opportunities in education and health; but distribution of such opportunities varied across countries, depending on the country-specific policies underpining the growth episodes.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 13/139.

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    Length: 33
    Date of creation: 03 Jun 2013
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:13/139

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    Keywords: Economic growth; Africa; Cameroon; Ghana; Mozambique; Tanzania; Zambia; Education; Health care; Cross country analysis; school enrollment; access to education; education system; education for all; education development plan; education sector; access to primary education; schooling; quality of education; enrollment ratio; education enrollment; education access; education policy; education sector development; education policies; education expenditure; education strategy; educational opportunities; education quality; education services; school enrollments; educational information; completion rates; education of children; education sectors;

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    1. Augustin Kwasi Fosu, 2011. "Growth, Inequality, and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries: Recent Global Evidence," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Working Paper W, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    2. Mawuli Gaddah & Alistair Munro, 2011. "The Progressivity Of Health Care Services In Ghana," GRIPS Discussion Papers 11-14, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
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