Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 190

Table of Content: March 2012; 4(2)

March 2012

Gender income inequality and development in Africa: Analysis based on Kuznets’ inverted U curve

  Africa is a continent which faces important inequalities between men and women. In this connection, this article aims to analyze the evolution process of gender income inequality, in the light of Kuznets’ theory of the inverted U curve. The analysis is undertaken from a panel data with the estimation of a reduced model first and then an extended model afterwards. The results suggest that income...

Author(s): Mathias Marie Adrien Ndinga

March 2012

Effects of agricultural reforms on the agricultural sector in Nigeria

  The various economic reform strategies undertaken by governments over a period of about three decades on the agricultural sector in Nigeria were the exploitative strategy, agricultural project strategy, direct production strategy and integrated rural development strategy. Overall, these economic reform strategies were geared toward the achievement of food self-sufficiency and food security, generation of...

Author(s): Daniel S. Ugwu, and Ihechituru O. Kanu

March 2012

Impact of fiscal policies aimed at increasing aggregate investments on employment and household incomes in Senegal

  This study explores the impact of budgetary policies, aimed at an increase in aggregate investments in Senegal on employment and household incomes. The analysis is based on a computable general equilibrium framework, which allows us to capture the multi-faceted microeconomic implications of the chosen macroeconomic policies and uses very interesting recent macro and micro-level data sources. Our results...

Author(s): Latif Dramani and Ralitza Dimova