This paper investigates how the gold boom occurred since 2007 has affected socioeconomic outcomes in Burkina Faso. A reduced theoretical model was developed to show the expected impacts, and that were validated by the empirical analysis. Results suggest that areas hosting a gold extraction have better average living standards in terms of headcount ratios, poverty gaps and household expenditures than their counterparts without gold. However, this can increase inequality and child labor. It therefore raises the growing need of the governmental interventions to reverse such negative impacts. Keywords: Gold mining, Poverty, Inequality, schooling, child labor, Burkina Faso
Project leader: Agnès Zabsonré
Scientific mentors: Abdelkrim Araar
|Gold exploitation and socioeconomic outcomes: The case of Burkina Faso||2017-03-08||2.61MB||0||0|
|Impact de lâ€™exploitation de lâ€™or sur les conditions de vie des populations au Burkina Faso||2016-10-20||434.9KB||0||0|
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