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Jobs, Skills and Incomes in Ghana: How was poverty halved?

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Poverty has halved in Ghana over the period from 1991 to 2005. Our objective in this paper is to assess how far this fall was linked to the creation of better paying jobs and the increase in education. We find that earnings rose rapidly in the period from 1998 to 2005, by 64% for men and by 55% for women. While education, particularly at the post secondary level, is associated with far higher earnings there is no evidence that the increase in earnings that occurred over the period from1998 to...

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Nicholas Nsowah-Nuamah More by this author
Francis Teal More by this author
Moses Awoonor-Williams More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2010-01
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2010-01-05
URN:
uuid:8ccabf27-9e36-415b-a7a6-9818a7f96de8
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14530
Language:
English

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