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Title:Africa's lions: growth traps and opportunities for six African economies
Editors:Bhorat, HaroonISNI
Tarp, FinnISNI
City of publisher:Washington, DC
Publisher:Brookings Institution Press
ISBN:0815729499; 9780815729495; 9780815729501
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
Subjects:economic development
population growth
labour force
Abstract:By 2030 Africa will have experienced the largest growth of working-age population worldwide. Looking at six countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa), this collective volume focuses on the relationship between economic growth and employment at the detailed country level, harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical research. Each country's relationship between growth and employment should be understood within the context of its projected demographic challenge and the associated implications for employment growth. Chapters: 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, Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse and Seid Nuru Ali); Ghana: a successful growth story with job creation concerns (Ernest Aryeetey and William Baah-Boateng); Kenya: economic growth, labor market dynamics, and prospects for a demographic dividend (Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Francis Mwega, and Njuguna Ndung'u); Mozambique: growth experience through an employment lens (Sam Jones and Finn Tarp); Nigeria: the relationship between growth and employment (Olu Ajakaiye, Afeikhena Jerome, David Nabena and Olufunke Alaba); South Africa: demographic, employment, and wage trends (Haroon Bhorat, Karmen Naidoo, Morné Oosthuizen and Kavisha). [ASC Leiden abstract]