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Title:The assumed employment generating capacity of European immigration in Rhodesia
Author:Clarke, D.G.ISNI
Periodical:Rhodesian Journal of Economics
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Abstract:Economic policy makers have set much store in the economic salvation of Rhodesia via a policy of 'European Immigration'. One of the major proponents, in the 'economic' sphere, of this 'new conventional wisdom' is Professor J.L. Sadie. His views, in the 'Sadie Report', gain currency and acceptability, both to the present ruling political party and on a wider scope, to the majority of Rhodesian Europeans. After an outline of his analysis, the essence of this paper is to examine the implications and dimensions of the immigration hypothesis - statistical, conceptual and prescriptive - in order to ascertain the degree of 'economic', as opposed to political, logic that buttresses the arguments advanced, and in so doing shed light on some other factors besides European immigration, that are relevant to the creation of employment opportunities amongs Africans in Rhodesia, and to expose the partial character of the economic analysis based on the 'new conventional wisdom'. Notes.