Evidence from the National Panel Data
Using the three waves of the National Panel Data (NPS) in Tanzania, this study considers the effects of family migration on labor market outcomes for the migrant partnered women. Whereas most partnered women are ‘tied’ migrants, results from the dynamic random effects model establish that, migrant women who were not employed in their previous places of residence are more likely to find jobs than similar non-migrant women.
The result contrasts findings from prior studies, most of which were carried out in the developed world and measured employment in a strict formal manner. Given the way the employment variable was defined in the National Panel Data, it is very likely that informality in the labor market allows women to access work quite easily.
The study concludes by proposing a number of areas where future researches could be undertaken – for example on whether non-migrant, non-working women choose to stay out of work and which features of informal works in developing countries (like Tanzania) facilitate more positive work experiences for paired migrants.
A Research Agenda Tanzania has since the 1990s undertaken a comprehensive reform agenda focusing on several areas including macro-fiscal and public financial management policies that address systems and processes that form fiscal structures. This focus had as its broad objective to contribute to the achievement of macroeconomic stability and sustainable and inclusive growth and poverty […]
Challenges, Prospects & Policy Options for Tanzania Assessing competitiveness of such a dynamic sector as Manufacturing can be a daunting task, not least because of the various issues that need to be taken into consideration in its definition, measurement and profiles. This study has attempted to define and measure competitiveness of Tanzanian Manufacturing sector within […]
This report highlights the state of business environment in Tanzania by presenting both the trends and current status of key areas affecting DB. The next section set the analytical stage by outlining the conceptual framework followed by methodology (section 3) and review of policies (section 4). Section 5 as the core section of the report, […]
Geita Gold Mine, Tanzania This study assessed the contribution of Geita Gold Mine (GGM) to the livelihoods of local communities in Geita District. Specifically, it assessed the effectiveness of corporate social responsibility implementation, determined the extent to which GGM