The Road to Sustained Growth in Jamaica (World Bank Country Study)
World BankISBN: 082135826X;
Book DescriptionThe Road to Sustained Growth in Jamaica is part of the World Bank Country Study series. These reports are published with the approval of the subject government to communicate the results of the Bank?s work on the economic and relatedconditions of member countries to governments and to the development community. Jamaica?s economic history is a story of paradoxes and potential. It has an English-speaking and a reasonably well-educated labor force, is close to the world?s largest market, the United States, and has an abundance of natural beauty, which has spurred tourism. Many of its social and governance indicators are strong, including near universal school enrollment and poverty levels below that of comparable countries. However, the Jamaican story is marked by the paradoxes of low growth in GDP and high employment despite high investment and important achievements in poverty reduction. This paper attempts to explain these paradoxes and concludes...
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