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Title:Poverty Alleviation with Economic Growth Strategy: Prospects and Challenges in Contemporary Nigeria
Authors:Oladeji, S.I.
Abiola, A.G.
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
Subjects:economic policy
educational reform
Economics and Trade
Labor and Employment
Education and Oral Traditions
Economics, Commerce
Poverty alleviation
employment creation
Educational change
economic development
Abstract:This paper deliberates on the rationality of adopting the so-called 'poverty alleviation with economic growth' strategy. The strategy brings to the fore the necessity of tackling poverty through a broadly-based growth process with an explicit orientation to employment creation, supplemented by massive investments in human capital of the poor. The prospects and challenges of this strategy in the context of the Nigerian situation are articulated and the conclusion is that poverty alleviation in contemporary Nigeria requires both economic policy and educational reforms. To enhance the human capital of the poor in particular, the priorities for educational reforms should be in the areas of basic education, social equity in educational provision, and vocational training and education. Bibliogr., sum.