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Poverty and development in Tanzania

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  • Riccardo Pelizzo

    (Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan)

  • Lucas Katera

    (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)

  • Stephen Mwombela

    (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)

  • Lulu Olan’g

    (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)

Abstract

The paper investigates the relationship between development, as measured by the GNI per capita and lived poverty in Tanzania which is measured on the basis of whether and how often respondents go, in the course of one year, without food, water, medical care, cooking fuel and cash income. By using the data collected by Afrobarometer in Tanzania, we are able to create one set of indicators that capture the extension of lived poverty, that is what percentage of the respondents, experiences deprivation, but we also develop a series of indicators that capture the severity of lived poverty, that is how frequently respondents experience this problem. Our statistical analyses reveal that while Tanzanian progress along the developmental path did not have a significant impact on the extension of lived poverty, it made a large and significant contribution to reduce its severity.

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  • Riccardo Pelizzo & Lucas Katera & Stephen Mwombela & Lulu Olan’g, 2018. "Poverty and development in Tanzania," Research Africa Network Working Papers 18/011, Research Africa Network (RAN).
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    Keywords

    poverty; lived poverty; Afrobarometer; development; inequality; Tanzania;
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    JEL classification:

    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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