Nzinga Broussard

Dr. Nzinga H. Broussard is a research associate for IMPAQ International. She received a joint doctoral degree in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Michigan. Dr. Broussard has conducted research in the fields of development, agriculture, and labor economics. Her research projects have explored the dynamics of poverty and the role of social safety nets in helping households escape poverty in rural Ethiopia and the effects of international immigration on the labor markets in developing countries. In particular, her research has focused on food aid and health outcomes, food aid targeting, youth labor market issues, fertility, and international immigration. Dr. Broussard has taught at Claremont McKenna College and spent four months in Ethiopia as a visiting fellow for the International Growth Centre. Prior to her position at IMPAQ International she held a fellowship at the Ohio State University.

Content by Nzinga Broussard
  • Blog post

    Ethiopia’s youth and their labour market prospects

    The transition from education to employment often presents challenges for the youth in many countries, culminating in rates of youth unemployment that are habitually higher than the unemployment rate for adults. High youth unemployment is likely to have adverse social and economic consequences for an economy, with a large proportion of the young population unable to engage...

    9 Dec 2013 | Nzinga Broussard, Tsegay Gebrekidan Tekleselassie

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Youth unemployment in Ethiopia declines markedly since 1999 (Working Paper)

    21 Apr 2012 | Nzinga Broussard, Tsegay Gebrekidan Tekleselassie

  • Project

    Youth Unemployment: Ethiopia Country Study

    Unemployment in Ethiopia has declined markedly since 1999, both for youth and for the economy as a whole. However, while the economy has demonstrated impressive reductions in unemployment, in urban areas and for women, unemployment figures remain high. A recent IGC working paper by Nzinga H. Broussard (Ohio State University) and Gebrekidan Tekleselassie (University of...

    1 Jan 2012 | Nzinga Broussard, Tsegay Gebrekidan Tekleselassie