Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129455
Authors: 
Aryeetey, Ernest
Baah-Boateng, William
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2015/140
Abstract: 
Ghana's status as one of the African Lions is linked to the country's remarkable growth performance, which culminated in the attainment of lower middle-income status. However, employment response to growth has been weak. Additionally, growth has been accompanied by substantial reduction in poverty, albeit increasing inequality. This development is explained by a slower growth in high labour absorption sectors of agriculture and manufacturing as against high growth in low employment generating sectors of mining and oil extraction. Fixing the problem of the missing middle of dwindling manufacturing and raising productivity in agriculture are recommended for the promotion of growth inclusiveness.
Subjects: 
elasticity
employment
Ghana
growth
inequality
labour productivity
JEL: 
J09
J11
J21
O40
O55
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-029-4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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