Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current and Emerging Issues by Andrew McKay

Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current and Emerging Issues

EditorAndrew McKay, Erik Thorbecke

Hardcover | November 29, 2015

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After many years of disappointing performance, Sub-Saharan Africa has shown impressive growth performance since the start of the millenium. However, the impact of this on poverty reduction is still not well understood and this led the African Economics Research Consortium in Nairobi toundertake a major collaborative research project on the linkages between growth and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa. This volume is based on research undertaken by world leading researchers on major issues influencing the extent to which growth can translate into poverty reduction. The volume includes two review chapters on the impact of growth on poverty reduction, and on the impact of widespread poverty on economic growth, and argues that both relationships are important for understanding how growth and poverty reduction interact. The volume focuses, in detail, on the roleof agriculture, the labour market, the informal sector, the industrial sector, the global context, and macroeconomic issues. All chapters comprise an extensive review of the existing literature and highlight new and important directions. As more information on the evolution of poverty and livingconditions in Sub-Saharan Africa emerge, this volume is important in helping to interpret and explain that evidence.

About The Author

Andy McKay is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Sussex where he teaches masters and PhD students in different fields of development economics. He has recently become managing editor of the Review of Development Economics; and is closely associated with the African Economic Research Consortium as a resource person ...

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Title:Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current and Emerging IssuesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.06 inPublished:November 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Andy McKay and Erik Thorbecke: Introduction2. Erik Thorbecke: The Anatomy of Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa3. Jean-Yves Duclos and Stephen A. O'Connell: Is Poverty a Binding Constraint on Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa?4. Douglas Gollin: Agriculture as an Engine of Growth and Poverty Reduction: Lessons for Africa5. Haroon Bhorat: Growth, Employment Creation, and Poverty Reduction: An Overview of Evidence and Possible Applications to Africa6. Ernest Aryeetey: The Informal Economy, Economic Growth, and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa7. Andy McKay and Emilie Perge: Spatial Inequality and its Implications for the Growth-Poverty Reduction Relationship8. Machiko Nissanke: Linking Economic Growth to Poverty Reduction under Globalization: A Case for Harnessing Globalization for the Poor in Sub-Saharan Africa9. Ibrahim A. Elbadawi: Real Exchange Rate Undervaluation and Poverty