Growth, Employment Creation and Poverty Reduction: An Overview Evidence and Possible Applications to Africa

"This paper attempts to provide an overview of current and ongoing research which does attempt to understand labour market linkages not only within the economic growth-poverty nexus, but also the centrality of inequality in our broader appreciation of the welfare impacts of economic growth. In doing so, the paper will also attempt a few modest suggestions for new lines of enquiry through the possible tweaking of prevalent methodological techniques, in order to generate a more nuanced analysis of the role of labour markets analysing the linkages between economic growth, poverty and inequality. The paper endeavours to suggest specific African economies where economic growth and welfare outcomes may be intermediated through the labour markets of these respective economies."