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An economic survey of Tuvalu

CollectionsPacific Economic Bulletin (1991-2010)
Title: An economic survey of Tuvalu
Author(s): Mellor, Colin S.
Publisher: Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University
Asia Pacific Press
Description: 
Tuvalu faces a wide array of economic development constraints, and has limited opportunities for creating new wealth-generating activities. However, Tuvalu has remarkably good socioeconomic indicators by Pacific developing economy standards: poverty is largely non-existent, life expectancy (at 70 years) is high, adult literacy is near universal, and school enrolments are among the highest in the region. Tuvalu has also had a strong democratic tradition. This apparent paradox of achieving enviable socioeconomic living standards in the face of evident economic development constraints is explored in this survey.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/157688
ISSN: 1834-9455 (online)
0817-8038 (print)

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