Making Work Pay in Madagascar: Employment, Growth, and Poverty Reduction

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Margo Hoftijzer, Pierella Paci
World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 139 pages
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Poor people derive most of their income from work; however, there is insufficient understanding of the role of employment and earnings as a linkage between growth and poverty reduction, especially in low income countries. With the objective of providing inputs into the policy discussion on how to enhance poverty reduction through increased employment and earnings for given growth levels, this study explores this linkage in the case of Madagascar using data from the national accounts and household surveys from the years 1999, 2001, and 2005, a period characterized among others by a short but se.

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