Growth, Employment, Poverty and Inequality in Tanzania

Riccardo Pelizzo, abel kinyondo

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This paper shows that in Tanzania, economic growth contributes to job creation and employment
opportunities, however, it does very little to curb income inequality. Using official data from
various local sources compiled by the National Bureau of Statistics and international the paper
provides an explanation for why the creation of wealth and employment opportunities in
Tanzania fails to bring the level of poverty to a level roughly comparable to what is found in the
region to reduce inequality between the richer and the poorer segments of society
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-181
Number of pages18
JournalAfricology:The Journal of Pan African Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • poverty
  • Development
  • Developing countries
  • Africa
  • Tanzania

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