oa Africa Insight - Economics : patterns and levels of life in Sahel West Africa since the 1960s

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



John M Mbaku, Assistant Professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration at Kennesaw State College, Marietta, Georgia, looks at Sahel West Africa --a seriously underdeveloped portion of Africa that is gradually being consumed by the Sahara Desert. In this article levels and patterns of life are measured in this region since the 1960s, using the Physical Quality of Life Index (PQLI). The results show that the standard of living in the Sahel has improved only marginally since the 1960s.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error