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Real Wages and the Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Male Labour in Ghana's Manufacturing Sector: 1991-1995.

Abstract:

Real wage rates in Ghana have fallen substantially over the last twenty years. In this paper survey data for the years 1991–1996 is used to assess whether this fall has continued in the 1990s. It is shown that the fall in average real wage rates has continued, the relative wage of skilled labour has risen, the share of skilled wages in total wages has remained constant and the share of wages in value-added has risen. Factor share equations for skilled and unskilled labour are estimated which ...

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Francis Teal More by this author
Volume:
WPS/97-10
Series:
CSAE Working Paper Series
Publication date:
1997
URN:
uuid:9090957e-7d8c-4c67-a8d2-d93260eaaae1
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14551
Language:
English

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