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Growth, Employment, Poverty and Inequality in Tanzania

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  • Abel Kinyondo

    (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania)

  • Riccardo Pelizzo

    (Astana, Kazakhstan)

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This paper shows that in Tanzania, economic growth contributes to job creation and employment opportunities, however, it does very little to curb income inequality. Using official data from various local sources compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics, the paper provides an explanation as to why the creation of wealth and employment opportunities in Tanzania fails to bring the level of poverty to a level roughly comparable to what is found in the region and to reduce inequality between the richer and the poorer segments of society.

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  • Abel Kinyondo & Riccardo Pelizzo, 2018. "Growth, Employment, Poverty and Inequality in Tanzania," Working Papers of the African Governance and Development Institute. 18/001, African Governance and Development Institute..
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    Keywords

    Quality of growth; Employment; Poverty; Development;
    All these keywords.

    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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