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Université de Fribourg

Middle-income groups in Kenya : Conflicting realities between upward mobility and uncertainty

Neubert, Dieter

In:, 2019, vol. 1, no. 4, p. Article: 1.4

For more than a decade scholars mostly from economy and development studies have described the rise of a newly emerging ‘middle class’ in the Global South including Africa. This has led to a ‘middle class narrative’ with the ‘middle class’ as the backbone of economic and democratic development. Especially with regard to the stability of the position of the people in the ‘middle’,...

Université de Fribourg

Editorial - Erosion of the Middle Class?

Budowski, Monica ; Schief, Sebastian

In:, 2019, vol. 1, no. 1, p. Article: 1.1