288 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Coming together from across several disciplines, the contributors to this book reflect on the considerable problem of inequality in Zambia, comparing it with other countries both in the region and more broadly.

    The World Bank consistently ranks Zambia among the countries with the highest levels of poverty and inequality globally, but the problem is not widely studied; and the studies that do exist tend to focus solely on economic measures of inequality. This book uses a multidimensional analysis of inequalities, highlighting the ways in which certain social groups and geographical locations are more likely to suffer multiple inequalities. It investigates key issues around poverty, healthcare, income, law, disability, and power inequalities.

    Particularly showcasing the work of local researchers, this book will be of interest to researchers of African studies, development, economics, and politics.

    Chapter One: Introduction, Caesar Cheelo, Marja Hinfelaar, and Manenga Ndulo Section I: Inequality and Its Impact Chapter Two: Poverty, Inequality, Growth, and Empowerment: Reflections on a Continuing Debate, Venkatesh Seshamani and Obrian Ndhlovu Chapter Three: Oral Health and Inequality: Evidence from a Zambian Household Survey, Maio Bulawayo, Frank Chansa, Dale Mudenda, and Manenga Ndulo Chapter Four: The Distributional Impact of Public Health Subsidies in a Tax-based, Resource-constrained Health System: Experiences from Zambia, Bona M. Chitah, Chrispin Mphuka, and Felix Masiye Chapter Five: "All of the Problems of Poverty Are Brought Because of Being Disabled": Particularities of Poverty Experienced by Persons with Disabilities in Western Province, Shaun Cleaver, Virginia Bond, Lilian Magalhães, and Stephanie Nixon Section II: Measuring Poverty and Inequality Chapter Six: Economic Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: Estimating the Growth Elasticity of Poverty in Zambia, 2006–2015, Chrispin Mphuka, Oliver Kaonga, and Mike Alex Tembo Chapter Seven: Understanding Growth–Income Inequality Interactions in Zambia, Haroon Bhorat, Nomsa Kachingwe, Morné Oosthuizen, and Derek Yu Section III: On the Margins: Trade, Investment, and Inequality Chapter Eight: Tariffs and Intranational Retail Price Dispersion: Evidence from Zambia, Dale Mudenda and Lawrence Edwards Chapter Nine: Is South Africa’s Trade Hegemony a Critical Inequality Challenge for Zambia and the Rest of the Southern Africa Development Community?, Edna Kabala and Caesar Cheelo Section IV: Inequality in Access to Justice Chapter 10: Customary Law in Zambia’s New Constitutional Dispensation: A Tale of Lost Opportunities, Chuma Himonga and Tinenenji Banda Chapter 11: Information Inequity: Access to Legal Information in Zambia and Southern Africa, Tinenenji Banda and Marja Hinfelaar


    Caesar Cheelo, BA (Zambia) MA (Nairobi) is Associate Executive Director at SAIPAR and Senior Research Fellow at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research (ZIPAR). He is an Associate Editor of the Zambia Social Science Journal and the Southern African Journal of Policy and Development. His research interests span macroeconomics, international trade, industrial organization and development, and health economics.

    Marja Hinfelaar, MA (Leiden), MSc (Edinburgh), PhD (University of Utrecht, the Netherlands) is Director of Research and Programmes at SAIPAR. She has authored and edited books and articles on Zambian history and politics. She is Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Southern African Studies (JSAS), UK, and Associate Editor of the Zambia Social Science Journal (ZSSJ).

    Manenga Ndulo, BA (University of Zambia), MA (Cincinnati), PhD (Michigan State University) is the Executive Director at SAIPAR and teaches economics at the University of Zambia. He has published on the Zambian economy. His research interests are in services trade and development. He is on the editorial board of the Zambia Social Science Journal.