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– What needs to happen next time
Kunal Sen, Michael Danquah, Robert Darko Osei, Simone Schotte - The Conversation Africa, 2021

Coronavirus lockdowns brought the world to a standstill. Rules on hygiene and social distancing have reshaped daily life, schools and businesses had been closed, and gatherings banned. Almost 2.7 billion workers, representing around 81% the world’s workforce, have been affected by partial...

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– Results from the GSPS-COVID panel survey
Simone Schotte, Michael Danquah, Robert Darko Osei, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

This survey is a collaborative project conducted by researchers of the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon. It presents one of the few...

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– Evidence from Ghana
Michael Danquah, Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Ernest Owusu Boakye, Solomon Owusu - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Using household data from the latest wave of the Ghana Living Standards Survey, this paper utilizes machine learning techniques to examine the effect of gender wage differences within households on women’s empowerment and welfare in Ghana. The structural parameters of the post-double...

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– Evidence from Ghana
Simone Schotte, Michael Danquah, Robert Darko Osei, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we provide causal evidence of the impact of stringent lockdown policies on labour market outcomes at both the extensive and intensive margins, using Ghana as a case study. We take advantage of a specific policy setting, in which strict stay-at-home orders were issued and...

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– Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Ghana
Emmanuel Adu Boahen, Kwadwo Opoku, Simone Schotte - Journal of International Development, 2021

This study provides new evidence on the effect of shortening the duration of pre‐university education on long‐term labour market outcomes in Ghana, exploiting the education reform of 1987 as a natural experiment. Our results indicate that the drastic cut in the duration of pre‐tertiary...

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Elena Gross, Raymond Boadi Frempong - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

We study socioeconomic indicators of female labour force participation in off-farm formal employment in a subsistence agriculture setting in northern Ghana, where a new commercial farm provides a positive demand shock for low-skilled labour. We use a set of quantitative and qualitative data...

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– A comparison across different selection models
Emmanuel Adu Boahen, Kwadwo Opoku - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

The wage of an individual is observed only when he/she is employed. However, getting employment requires two decisions. First, an individual has to decide to participate in the labour market, and second, an employer must decide to hire that individual. Since female labour market participation...

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Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Michael Danquah - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

We present the first study that examines the effects of ethnic diversity on informal work. Using two waves of data from the Ghana Socioeconomic Panel Survey, we find that ethnic diversity is associated with a higher probability of engaging in informal work. Specifically, our instrumental variable...

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Carlos Gradín, Simone Schotte - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we analyse the role of the changing nature of occupational employment and wages in explaining the trend in earnings inequality in Ghana between 2006 and 2017, a period in which there was a substantial transformation of the economy, with workers moving out of agriculture and...

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– Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Ghana
Emmanuel Adu Boahen, Kwadwo Opoku, Simone Schotte - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper provides new evidence on the causal effect of shortening the duration of pre-university education on long-term labour market outcomes in Ghana. We use the education reform of 1987 as a natural experiment, which reduced the years of education prior to university from 17 to 12 years....

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– The case of Ghana
Michael Danquah, Simone Schotte - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The first two cases of COVID-19 were reported in Ghana on 12 March 2020 by the health ministry. As a first response, on 15 March all public gatherings were banned, all schools and universities were closed, and on 23 March all of the county's borders were closed. In the interest of public...

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Robert Darko Osei, Richmond Atta-Ankomah, Monica Lambon-Quayefio - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This study examines the structural transformation–inclusive growth nexus for Ghana. The data cover the post-independence period for Ghana and are phased into three periods: the post-independence period to the start of the economic recovery programme (ERP) and structural adjustment...

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– The case of Ghana
Charles Ackah, Asaah S. Mohammed - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Nkechi Owoo, Monica P. Lambon-Quayefio - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Ernest Aryeetey, Ishmael Ackah - Oxford University Press, 2020

From the book: Mining for Change

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– New evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
Abdul Malik Iddrisu, Michael Danquah, Alfred Barimah, Williams Ohemeng - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Sub-Saharan Africa continues to post one of the highest gender gaps in educational outcomes in the world. Gender gaps in educational outcomes might be attributed to an uneven allocation of household resources towards the schooling of boys and girls. In this paper, we interrogate this issue...

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