Youth Employment in Ghana: Conditions and Determinants

Authors: Kwame Twumasi-Ankrah, Sean Larsen, Andrea Berrios, Camille Vega, Yukuai He, Miguel Alberto Novoa, and Michael Barret | May, 2015.


A student-led research project supervised by Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service faculty member Dr. Ren Mu in partnership with the World Bank. The analysis uses the most recent wave of the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS6 2012/2013) to examine the effects of individual, household and community characteristics on various youth labor outcomes in Ghana. The study finds that some of the greatest issues among the youth labor force are related to education, community infrastructure and a pervasive gender gap.

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