Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81029
Authors: 
Jones, Sam
Tarp, Finn
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/045
Abstract: 
Mozambique has achieved remarkable macroeconomic success over recent decades, boasting one of the world's highest rates of GDP growth. However, absolute poverty remains persistent, spilling over into social unrest. To better understand the link between aggregate growth and household welfare, this study focuses on labour market trends. We ask: (a) what has happened to jobs in Mozambique over the past 15 years; (b) what has been the link between jobs and development outcomes; and (c) where should policymakers focus to create more good jobs? We conclude that jobs policy must seek to raise agricultural productivity and stimulate labour-intensive exports.
Subjects: 
Mozambique
labour market
jobs
agriculture
structural transformation
JEL: 
J01
O13
O17
O55
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-622-9
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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