Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Jobs For DevelopmentChallenges and Solutions in Different Country Settings$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gordon Betcherman and Martin Rama

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198754848

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754848.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 October 2019



Jobs and Welfare in an Agrarian Economy

(p.20) 2 Mozambique
Jobs For Development

Sam Jones

Finn Tarp

Oxford University Press

Mozambique has achieved remarkable macroeconomic success over recent decades, boasting one of the world’s highest rates of GDP growth. Even so, absolute poverty remains persistent, at times spilling over into social unrest. This chapter focuses on labor market trends in order to better understand the link between aggregate growth and household welfare. We ask: (a) what has happened to jobs in Mozambique over the past fifteen years; (b) what has been the link between jobs and development outcomes; and (c) where should policy-makers focus to create more good jobs? To inform the analysis, we collate data from a series of household surveys and estimate an econometric model of the determinants of household jobs portfolios. We conclude that jobs policy must seek to raise agricultural productivity and stimulate labor-intensive exports.

Keywords:   Mozambique, Labor markets, Poverty, Labor productivity, Occupational choice, Agricultural productivity

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .