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Exploring sectoral elasticity vis-à-vis per worker income with a focus to agriculture: a study of Sub-Saharan Africa

Kumar, Ronald R. and Kumar, Radika D. (2012) Exploring sectoral elasticity vis-à-vis per worker income with a focus to agriculture: a study of Sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development, 1 (1). pp. 27-48. ISSN 2046-4770

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    Abstract

    In this study, we explore the contribution from sectoral share towards per worker income in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region over the years, 1980 to 2009. Within the last three decades, agriculture and services did not contribute positively towards growth in per worker income. Manufacturing sector on the other hand, had a transcending effect with a positive contributory power (0.31%) towards the long-run growth and sustainability of the region. Therefore, 'targeted sub-sectoral' policy reforms to strengthen backward-forward integration of agriculture and services sectors with manufacturing operations whilst taking into account the historical diversity of the region are vital matters for development and growth discourse in the region.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012 21:23
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 12:40
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4949
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