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Jamaica Debt and Poverty

Jamaica Debt and Poverty
81 pages

Kirton, Claremont
Ferguson, James

Publication date
01 Jan 1992


Oxfam GB


Jamaica's mounting external debt problems throughout the 1980s, and the associated package of structural adjustment measures which the international lenders insisted on, gave rise to a rapidly deteriorating situation for many people in Jamaica, especially the poorest. Jamaica: Debt and Poverty examines the origins of Jamaica's debt problems in both the structure of the Jamaican economy and in the relations of dependence which were to a large extent the legacy of colonialism. In a set of interviews with Jamaicans, the real impact of economic problems on people's everyday lives is vividly revealed.