Informal Income Opportunities and Urban Employment in Ghana

@article{Hart1973InformalIO,
  title={Informal Income Opportunities and Urban Employment in Ghana},
  author={K. Hart},
  journal={Journal of Modern African Studies},
  year={1973},
  volume={11},
  pages={61-89}
}
  • K. Hart
  • Published 1973
  • Economics
  • Journal of Modern African Studies
  • This article originated in the study of one Northern Ghanaian group, the Frafras, as migrants to the urban areas of Southern Ghana. It describes the economic activities of the low-income section of the labour force in Accra, the urban sub-proletariat into which the unskilled and illiterate majority of Frafra migrants are drawn. Price inflation, inadequate wages, and an increasing surplus to the requirements of the urban labour market have led to a high degree of informality in the income… CONTINUE READING
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