The Economic and Social Structure of Mauritius: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Economic and Social Structure of Mauritius

1st Edition

By James E Meade


266 pages

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First published in 1961, this reissue examines the contemporary economic problems of Mauritius alongside those social problems which have a bearing on economic development. As a small and isolated economy, marked by a very rapid rate of contemporary population growth, by an extreme concentration on a single product, and by a great diversity of racial, religious and linguistic groups within the population, Mauritius is a representative microcosm of the economic problems of a large part of the developing world. The book considers the impact of a lower birth rate, emigration and economic development upon the economy of Mauritius, examining in detail the labour market, the prospects for agricultural and industrial development, the financial system and the education system.

Table of Contents

1. Introductory 2. The Issues in Outline 3. The Structure of the Economy 4. Labour 5. Agriculture 6. Industry 7. Finance 8. Education 9.The Machinery of Government 10. Summary of Recommendations

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Routledge Library Editions: Development

Routledge Library Editions: Development will re-issue works which address economic, political and social aspects of development. Published over more than four decades these books trace the emergence of development as one of the most important contemporary issues and one of the key areas of study for modern social science.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development