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Sévérin Tamwo, Ghislain Stéphane Gandjon Fankem, Dieudonné Taka - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we examine the determinants of the entrepreneurial behaviour of returnees to Cameroon based on original survey data from 2012. Contrary to the existing literature, we focus on the skills received from abroad without omitting the effect of savings. We distinguish between three...

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– An unconditional quantile regression analysis
Ebenezer Lemven Wirba, Fiennasah Annif' Akem, Francis Menjo Baye - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Cameroon’s informal labour market largely harbours female workers, engaged mainly in low-productivity and low-paying jobs. We investigate the sticky floor and glass ceiling phenomena in the informal labour market as a whole and across its segments. We use the 2010 Cameroon labour market...

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– Evidence from Cameroon
Rose Fontep, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the intergenerational mobility of women relative to men, using paired mother-daughter and father-son data on occupation and education for Cameroon. We find that both in occupation and education, intergenerational mobility is higher for sons than for daughters. The intergenerational...

– Rose’s Summer School experience
Eugenie Rose Fontep - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

In developing countries in general, and Cameroon in particular, young people struggle to get the quality of education needed for upward social mobility. I started studying intergenerational mobility in the labour market in Cameroon during my Masters studies, and moved my focus area to Sierra...

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Samuel Fambon, Andy McKay, Joseph-Pierre Timnou, Olive Stéphanie Kouakep, Anaclet Dzossa, Romain Tchakoute - Oxford University Press, 2016 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Jean Hugues Nlom, Aziz Karimov - Sustainability, 2015 - Basel, Switzerland
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Gilles Quentin Kane, Gwladys Laure Mabah Tene, Jean Joël Ambagna, Isabelle Piot-Lepetit, Fondo Sikod - UNU-WIDER, 2015 - Helsinki, Finland

The objective of this paper is to analyse the welfare effects of food price volatility on Cameroonian consumers. Using data from the third Cameroonian Household Consumption Surveys, the price elasticities are obtained from a Quadratic Almost Ideal Demand System model. Price elasticities are then...

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– The Case Study of Cameroon
Samuel Fambon, Andy McKay, Joseph-Pierre Timnou, Olive Stéphanie Kouakep, Anaclet Dzossa, Romain Tchakoute - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the growth performance of the Cameroonian economy from independence in 1960 to date, and then to use this as a background for the analysis of poverty, inequality, and non-monetary outcomes. The analysis of poverty and inequality uses the microeconomic data...

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– Evidence from Cameroon, Senegal, and Tanzania
Georges Vivien Houngbonon, Arthur Bauer, Abdoulaye Ndiaye, Clara Champagne, Tite Yokossi, Nathalie Ferrière, Hédi Brahimi, Jeanne Avril - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

In this study, we assess the inclusiveness of growth by tracking the yearly percentage change in the household consumption of individuals over different growth spells in Cameroon, Senegal, and Tanzania. With cross-sectional data, we track the consumption of groups of individuals that share similar...

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Jean Hugues Nlom, Aziz A. Karimov - UNU-WIDER, 2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The present study aims to explore economic and socio-demographic factors that influence the household’s probability to switch from firewood to clean fuels in northern Cameroon. The paper employs an ordered probit model to construct cooking patterns and fuel choices. Three main cooking sources...

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Samuel Fambon - UNU-WIDER, 2013 - Helsinki, Finland

The purpose of this paper is to capture the impact of foreign capital inflows (which include foreign aid and foreign direct investment) on economic growth in Cameroon. Using the autoregressive distributive lag approach to cointegration and time-series data for the period 1980–2008, the...

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– The Role of the Customs Elite on the Reform Process in Cameroon
Thomas Cantens - , 2012
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– The Role of the Customs Elite on the Reform Process in Cameroon
Thomas Cantens - UNU-WIDER, 2010 - Helsinki, Finland

An ethnographic approach is applied to Cameroon customs in order to explore the role and the capacity of the bureaucratic elites to reform their institution. Fighting against corruption has led to the extraction and circulation of legal ‘collective money’ that fuels internal funds. This...

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– A Case Study of Two Villages in Anglophone Cameroon
Francis Menjo Baye - African Development Review, 2008
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Daniel Gbetnkom - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper addresses the economic impact of forest management on gender and food security of rural poor in Africa. The analyses reveal that deforestation places major demands on women and children’s time, limiting their opportunities to obtain an education or undertake income-generating...

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– A Case Study of Two Villages in Anglophone Cameroon
Francis Menjo Baye - UNU-WIDER, 2007 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper illustrates how, in relation to globalization, formal and informal land institutions are prone to generate conflict over land rights and examines the implications of such conflicts on security levels of access to primary assets for the poor in two villages in Cameroon – Vekovi and...

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