Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126315
Authors: 
McKay, Andy
Pirttilä, Jukka
Tarp, Finn
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/052
Abstract: 
Ghana is relatively rare among Sub-Saharan African countries in having had sustained positive growth every year since the mid-1980s. This paper analyses the nature of the growth and then presents an analysis of the evolution of both consumption poverty and non-monetary poverty outcomes over this period, showing improvements in almost all indicators over this period. At the same time, inequality has risen over the past 20 years and spatial inequality, in both monetary and non-monetary outcomes, remains an important concern. This increase in inequality is one reason why growth has not led to faster poverty reduction.
Subjects: 
Ghana
growth
poverty
non-monetary poverty
inequality
JEL: 
I32
O10
O40
O55
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-941-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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