Growth, Employment, Poverty and Inequality in Tanzania

22 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2018

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Riccardo Pelizzo

Nazarbayev University

Abel Kinyondo

Policy Research for Development, REPOA

Date Written: January 01, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Pelizzo, Riccardo and Kinyondo, Abel, Growth, Employment, Poverty and Inequality in Tanzania (January 01, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3241345 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3241345

Riccardo Pelizzo (Contact Author)

Nazarbayev University ( email )

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Abel Kinyondo

Policy Research for Development, REPOA ( email )

P.O. Box 33223
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

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