Growth, Employment, Poverty and Inequality in Tanzania
22 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2018
Date Written: January 01, 2018
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.
Keywords: Quality of growth; Employment; Poverty; Development, Tanzania, Africa
JEL Classification: O40; O57; I10; I20; I32
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