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Mozambique: Economic Rehabilitation and the Poor

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Emilio Sacerdoti

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Date Written: September 1991

Abstract

Poverty has remained widespread in Mozambique, mostly on account of the prevalent war situation. This paper provides a profile of the lowest income groups in Mozambique and examines how they were affected by the economic recovery program of 1986-90. The results, indicate that despite large price adjustments, in real terms minimum and low wages improved over the 1986-90 period. Agricultural production increased in response to better incentives, and small farmers in safe areas improved their relative income position. However, in the presence of a large refugee population and war-related destruction, there continues to be a pressing need for extended emergency aid.

JEL Classification: E64, I32, I38, O15

Suggested Citation

Sacerdoti, Emilio, Mozambique: Economic Rehabilitation and the Poor (September 1991). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-25, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=885098

Emilio Sacerdoti

International Monetary Fund (IMF) ( email )

700 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20431
United States

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