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Author Meade, James E
Title The Economic and Social Structure of Mauritius
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (271 pages)
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Series Routledge Library Editions: Development Ser
Routledge Library Editions: Development Ser
Note Cover -- THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF MAURITIUS -- Copyright -- Table of Contents -- To His Excellency The Governor of Mauritius -- Explanation of terms used -- CHAPTER 1 Introduction -- CHAPTER 2 The Issues in Outline -- THE IMPLICATIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH -- THE PROSPECTS FOR EMIGRATION -- THE NEED FOR CAPITAL -- THE IMPORTANCE OF LOW LABOUR COSTS TO ECONOMIC EXPANSION -- PROSPECTS IN THE SUGAR INDUSTRY -- PROSPECTS IN OTHER BRANCHES OF AGRICULTURE -- PROSPECTS IN INDUSTRY -- THE CREATION BY GOVERNMENT OF THE CONDITIONS OF GROWTH -- SUMMARY -- CHAPTER 3 The Structure of the Economy -- POPULATION -- THE NATIONAL ACCOUNTS -- OUTPUT -- INCOME -- EXPENDITURE -- EXTERNAL TRADE AND THE BALANCE OF PAYMENTS -- VISIBLE TRADE -- THE INVISIBLE TRANSACTIONS -- THE BALANCE OF PAYMENTS -- SUMMARY -- CHAPTER 4 Labour -- INTRODUCTORY -- PRESENT UNEMPLOYMENT -- GROWTH IN THE WORKING POPULATION -- ATTITUDES TO MANUAL WORK -- RECRUITMENT AND CONDITIONS OF LABOUR IN THE SUGAR INDUSTRY -- THE EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE SERVICE -- THE RECRUITMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE -- THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT -- EMIGRATION -- CHAPTER 5 Agriculture -- INTRODUCTORY -- Climate and Soil -- Land Utilisation -- SUGAR -- Area and Cultivation of Sugar Land -- Sugar Production -- Sugar Mills -- Science and Sugar -- the Sugar Industry Research Institute -- The Organisation of the Sugar Industry -- The Sale of Sugar and the Sugar Industry Funds -- OTHER NON-PASTORAL AGRICULTURE -- Tea -- Tobacco -- Ginger -- Food Crops -- The Aloe Fibre Industry and the Sack Factory -- Forestry -- LIVESTOCK -- General Considerations -- The Dairy Industry -- (i) Present position -- (ii) Future development -- (iii) Milk marketing -- Beef Production -- (i) Present position -- (ii) Future development -- (iii) Beef marketing -- (iv) By-products -- Venison -- Goats -- Sheep -- Pigs -- Domestic Rabbits
Poultry -- Sea Fishing -- THE ORGANISATION OF AGRICULTURE -- The Department of Agriculture -- The Board of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Natural Resources -- Land Settlements and Allotments -- The Co-operative Movement -- Marketing -- CHAPTER 6 Industry -- GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS -- THE PRESENT STRUCTURE OF INDUSTRY -- INDUSTRIES OF IMPORTANCE AND INTEREST -- SUGAR -- (i) General -- (ii) Transportation -- (iii) By-products -- ENGINEERING -- TANNERIES AND FOOTWEAR -- SOAP, OIL, AND THE OIL ISLANDS -- MATCHES -- WOODWORKING -- BEVERAGES -- WATCH AND INSTRUMENT JEWELS -- TEXTILES AND CLOTHING -- BUILDING AND ALLIED TRADES -- SALT -- LIME -- COTTAGE INDUSTRIES -- TOURISM -- THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN INDUSTRY -- The Provision of Industrial Services -- (i) Electricity -- (ii) Transport and communications -- (iii) Water -- GOVERNMENT AND PRODUCTIVE INDUSTRY -- CHAPTER 7 Finance -- INTRODUCTORY -- PUBLIC FINANCE -- The Principal Sources of Government Revenue -- Company Tax -- Personal Income Tax -- Import Duties -- Other Taxes -- Summary of Taxation Proposals -- Government Expenditure -- The Current Surplus -- The Capital Budget -- Revenue for the Capital Development Programme -- Budget Contributions -- Reserves -- Internal Loans -- External Finance -- Private Finance -- The Commercial Banks -- The Co-operative Movement -- The Local Share Market -- The Agricultural Bank -- CHAPTER 8 Education -- THE MAURITIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM -- PRIMARY EDUCATION -- The Pressure on Places -- THE LANGUAGE PROBLEM -- THE NEED FOR CENTRAL SCHOOLS -- THE AGE OF ENTRY -- Examination Results -- SECONDARY EDUCATION -- The Private Schools -- Comprehensive" and "Multi-lateral" Schools -- The English Scholarships -- Teacher Training -- Technical Education -- CHAPTER 9 The Machinery of Government -- CHAPTER 10 Summary of Recommendations
APPENDIX: Extract from the Report on Mauritius of the Secretary of State's Adviser on Forestry, October 1959
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
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Meade, James E. The Economic and Social Structure of Mauritius London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2011 9780415594387
Subject Economics -- Mauritius.;Mauritius -- Economic conditions.;Mauritius -- Social conditions
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