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Title:The Impact of the Structural Adjustment Programmes on Kenyan Society
Author:Rono, Joseph K.
Year:2002
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:17
Issue:1
Period:January
Pages:81-98
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Kenya
East Africa
Subjects:social change
economic policy
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Ethnic and Race Relations
Education and Oral Traditions
Health and Nutrition
Labor and Employment
Economics, Commerce
Structural adjustment programmes
Economic reform
Political reform
Social implications
Abstract:This article examines the effects of structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) on Kenyan society. A series of economic and political reforms initiated by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Kenya since 1988 and especially after 1991 have transformed many aspects of the daily life of Kenyan people. These programmes have been linked to the high rate of income inequality, inflation, unemployment, retrenchment, and so on, which have lowered living standards. Furthermore, the SAPs in Kenya have been associated with the upsurge of the 'culture of violence' and increasing deviance and crime rates, ethnic hatred and discrimination and welfare problems, especially in the areas of education and health. Bibliogr., sum
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