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Title:Tunisia: rural labour and structural transformation
Authors:Radwan, SamirISNI
Jamal, ValiISNI
Ghose, Ajit KumarISNI
City of publisher:London
Geographic term:Tunisia
rural areas
income distribution
agricultural policy
Abstract:This book analyses the process of structural transformation that took place in the Tunisian economy over the last three decades, with particular reference to the impact on rural labour and its standard of living. Tunisia achieved a unique transformation of its economy within a short period, altering its predominantly rural character to one that is predominantly urban. Up to the early 1980s Tunisia was considered a model of successful development. By the mid-1980s, however, growth had slowed. These trends continued into the late 1980s. Among the issues figuring in the debate on the structural problems of the Tunisian economy, five in particular stood out: 1) the nature of the structural transformation of the economy; 2) changes in the labour force; 3) problems of the agrarian economy; 4) trends in income distribution and poverty; and 5) the state of food balances. These are the issues addressed in this volume.