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Croissance et Emploi en Afrique Subsaharienne:Evidence théorique et Faits Empiriques
[Growth and Employment In Subsaharan Africa: Theoretical Evidence and Empirical Facts]

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  • Yogo, Urbain Thierry

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Abstract This paper provides a theoretical and empirical survey on the link between employment and growth in sub-Saharan Africa countries. Trough this study we shed the light on the majors works that have been done on the subject concerning sub-Saharan Africa and emphasize some stylized facts that could lead to a new path of research. Three main conclusions emerge from this study. First the employment issue in sub-Saharan Africa is mostly a matter of quality than quantity. Secondly the reason of weak employment performances could not be found in labor market rigidities. Third the observed increase of working poor could be explained by the weakness of growth and downward labor demand.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10474.

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Date of creation: 13 Sep 2008
Date of revision: 17 Sep 2008
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:10474

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Keywords: Growth; Employment; Working Poor;

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