The relationship between economic growth and poverty in sub Saharan Africa

Karawalevu, Josaia Wadali (2006). The relationship between economic growth and poverty in sub Saharan Africa Master's Thesis, School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

       
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Author Karawalevu, Josaia Wadali
Thesis Title The relationship between economic growth and poverty in sub Saharan Africa
School, Centre or Institute School of Economics
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2006
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 112
Language eng
Subjects 1402 Applied Economics
Formatted abstract This thesis explores the correlation between economic growth and poverty in Sub Saharan Africa. This thesis broadens current knowledge by offering a retrospective account of the relationship between economic growth and poverty in the Sub Saharan continent. Many researchers have worked tirelessly to find out whether there are some correlations between economic growth and poverty in Sub Sahara Africa. It has been argued that economic growth does alleviate poverty and given the extent of poverty in Sub Sahara Africa, one wonders if this correlation is valid in their case. This thesis employed both theoretical and empirical approaches in an effort to find out whether this correlation also applies to the Africa continent.

Various scholarly work have evolved around the reason Sub Saharan Africa have lagged behind economically and why she has been the policy focus of premier institutions like the World Bank and the United Nations Development programme especially in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Sub Saharan Africa continent is so diverse and complex. Particular focus on specific factors inherent to Africa which affects growth and distribution. Other characteristics of Africa like HIV/AIDS, conflicts, political systems and population growth were all explained in more detail leading up to the conclusion. The main findings confirm that results are mixed, some indicators improve economic growth while other worsen. This is due to country specific of third factors while blurring the relationship between economic growth and proxies for poverty. As Danielson indicated that the role of Structural adjustment Programs which are said to disturb heavily the social framework of developing countries especially in the Sub Saharan Africa.


 
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