Date of Graduation
Master of Science in International and Development Economics (MSIDEC)
College of Arts and Sciences
Man Chiu "Sunny" Wong
There is scant literature examining the relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and labor market measures in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. This paper explores the effect of FDI on the labor market measures using panel data of 48 Sub-Saharan African Countries from 1991 to 2009. The result indicates that FDI has a positive and significant effect on employment implying that an increase in the inflow of FDI is associated with higher employment. Thus, Sub-Saharan African governments should strongly consider poverty alleviation and employment policies that encourage and direct FDI to the industries where it can significantly reduce unemployment.
Mayom, David A., "The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Labor Market Measures: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa" (2015). Master's Theses. 144.