Economic growth and poverty alleviation in Africa - linking hard and soft economics

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This paper provides a quick glance at the dominant issues that have characterized the development economics debate during the past five decades. It is based on a review of a selection of literature that highlights the dominant perspectives in development economics. It draws a distinction between soft and hard economics, arguing that economic growth must be converted into social change that benefits poor for it to be described as development-oriented. It provides a direction for future research into issues of economic growth and poverty alleviation in Sub-Sahara Africa
TidsskriftAfrican Journal of Economic and Management Studies
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)2 - 8
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 2014