Tracing the evolution of the Tanzanian manufacturing industry since the beginning of colonial rule, this book focuses on the period since independence and especially on the effects of socialist policies resulting from the 1967 Arusha Declaration. Dr. Silver develops volume indices of production for Tanzanian industry as a whole and for individual sectors. He also examines in detail changes in labor productivity, earnings, unit labor costs, investments, and the prices of manufactured goods, paying special attention to the role of government-controlled parastatals, the regional distribution of manufacturing industries, and income inequality. The rapid growth in production and employment and the changing structure of the manufacturing industry, he concludes, is due to high rates of investment in a small number of relatively large establishments, primarily in the parastatal sector.
Westview Replica Editions -- Introduction -- Author's Note -- The Development of the Economy in the Colonial Period: 1884 to 1961 -- Industry in Tanganyika on the Eve of Independence -- The Growth in Production of Manufacturing Industry After Independence -- The Growth in Employment and Labour Productivity After Independence -- Wages and Earnings in Tanzanian Manufacturing Industry After Independence and the Relationship Between Manufacturing Employees' Income and Output -- Capital Formation in Tanzania's Manufacturing Industry -- The Ownership of Manufacturing Production -- The Regional Distribution of Manufacturing Industry -- Conclusion