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Title Africa's lions : growth traps and opportunities for six leading African economies / Haroon Bhorat and Finn Tarp, editors
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2016
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Contents The pursuit of long-run economic growth in Africa : an overview of key challenges / Haroon Bhorat and Finn Tarp -- Ethiopia : an agrarian economy in transition / Yared Seid and Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse -- Understanding Ghana's success growth story and job creation concerns / Ernest Aryeetey and William Baah-Boateng -- Economic growth, labor market dynamics and the prospects for a demographic dividend in Kenya / Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Francis M. Mwega, and Njuguna S. Ndung'u -- Understanding Mozambique's growth experience through an employment lens / Sam Jones and Finn Tarp -- Understanding the relationship between growth and employment in Nigeria / Olu Ajakaiye, Afeikhena T. Jerome, Olufunke A. Alaba, and David Nabena -- Demographic, employment, and wage trends in South Africa / Haroon Bhorat, Karmen Naidoo, Morne Oosthuizen, and Kavisha Pillay
Summary Examining the economic forces that will shape Africa's future. Africa's Lions examines the economic growth experiences of six fast growing and/or economically dominant African countries. Expert African researchers offer unique perspectives into the challenges and issues in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa. Despite a growing body of research on African economies, very little has focused on the relationship between economic growth and employment outcomes at the detailed country level. A lack of empirical data has deprived policymakers of a robust evidence base on which to make informed decisions. By harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical country research-the authors have attempted to bridge this gap. The growth of the global working-age population to 2030 will be driven primarily by Africa, which means that the relationship between growth and employment should be understood within the context of each country's projected demographic challenge and the associated implications for employment growth. A better understanding of the structure of each country's workforce and the resulting implications for human capital development, the vulnerably employed, and the working poor, will be critical to informing the development policy agenda. As a group, the six countries profiled in Africa's Lions will largely shape the continent's future. Each country chapter focuses on the complex interactions between economic growth and employment outcomes, within the individual Africa's Lions context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Economic development -- Africa.
Job creation -- Africa.
Africa -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Bhorat, Haroon, editor
Tarp, Finn, 1951- editor
LC no. 2016031765
ISBN 0815729499 (electronic bk.)
0815729502 (electronic bk.)
9780815729495 (electronic bk.)
9780815729501 (electronic bk.)