The distribution of welfare in Ghana, 1987-88

P. Glewwe, K. A. Twum-Baah

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Abstract

Describes the distribution of welfare as measured by consumption expenditures. Rural residents are, on average, clearly worse off than urban residents. The poorest group are residents of the rural savannah while the wealthiest are those who live in the capital, Accra. Education of the household head is strongly positively correlated with household welfare. Households where the head is self-employed, especially in agriculture, are generally found at the lower end of the distribution of welfare, while those headed by a wage earner, either in the private or the public sector, are better off. Unemployment among household heads is not correlated with household welfare. Finally, although the poorer groups are less likely to seek medical help when they are ill, malnutrition among young children in these groups is not much higher than that among the better off groups. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalWorld Bank Living Standards Measurement Study Working Paper
Volume75
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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