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Africa's Got Work to Do.

Author: Louise Fox; Cleary Haines; Jorge Huerta Munoz; Alun H Thomas
Publisher: Washington : International Monetary Fund, 2013.
Series: IMF Working Papers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Estimates of the current and future structure of employment in sub-Saharan Africa (2005?20)are obtained based on household survey estimates for 28 countries and an elasticity-typemodel that relates employment to economic growth and demographic outcomes. Agriculturestill employs the majority of the labor force although workers are shifting slowly out of thesector. Sub-Saharan Africa's projected rapid labor force  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fox, Louise.
Africa's Got Work to Do: Employment Prospects in the New Century.
Washington : International Monetary Fund, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Fox; Cleary Haines; Jorge Huerta Munoz; Alun H Thomas
ISBN: 9781475577082 1475577087
OCLC Number: 867928149
Description: 1 online resource (40 pages).
Contents: Cover; Abstract; Contents; I. Introduction; II. Output and Demographic Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa; Figures; Figure 1. Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia: Real GDP Growth; Figure 2. Sub-Saharan Africa Selected Regions: Development of Sectoral Output Shares; III. The Baseline Projection: Methodology, Data, and Results; Figure 3. Sub-Saharan Africa: Population by Age Group, 2005-20; Table; Table 1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Country Groups; Figure 4: Sub-Saharan Africa: Baseline Distribution of Employment by Country Type and Sector, 2005. Figure 5: Sub-Saharan Africa: Share of Public Sector in Wage Employment, 2005Table 2. Sub-Saharan Africa and High Growth Comparators: Employed Population 15-64, 2010; IV. Projecting Employment Forward: Methodology and Results for 2010; Table 3. Sub-Saharan Africa: Growth by Sector, Averages 2005-10; Table 4. Elasticity Parameters; Figure 6. Sub-Saharan Africa: Estimated Distribution of Employment by Country Type and Sector, 2010; Figure 7. Sub-Saharan Africa: Gross Job Flows, 2005-10; V. Where Will Sub-Saharan Africa Work in 2020? Table 5. Selected Countries: Difference Between Predicted and Actual Employment OutcomesTable 6. Sub-Saharan Africa: Growth by Sector; Figure 8. Sub-Saharan Africa: Estimated Distribution of Employment by Country Type and Sector, 2020; Figure 9. Sub-Saharan Africa: Net New Jobs by Sector, 2020; Figure 10. Sub-Saharan Africa: Gross Job Flows, 2010-20; Table 7. Selected Countries: Industry Growth, Average 2000-10; Table 8. Sub-Saharan Africa: Industry Growth; Figure 11. Sub-Saharan Africa: Changes in Wage Industry Jobs; Figure 12. Sub-Saharan Africa: Alternative Employment Distribution for 2020. Figure 13. Sub-Saharan Africa: Wage Jobs as Share of Future Labor ForceVI. Concluding Thoughts; Appendix; References.
Series Title: IMF Working Papers.

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Estimates of the current and future structure of employment in sub-Saharan Africa (2005?20)are obtained based on household survey estimates for 28 countries and an elasticity-typemodel that relates employment to economic growth and demographic outcomes. Agriculturestill employs the majority of the labor force although workers are shifting slowly out of thesector. Sub-Saharan Africa's projected rapid labor force growth, combined with a lowbaseline level of private sector wage employment, means that even if sub-Saharan Africarealizes another decade of strong growth, the share of labor force empl.

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