Wage and Productivity Gaps : Evidence from Ghana

@inproceedings{Verner1999WageAP,
  title={Wage and Productivity Gaps : Evidence from Ghana},
  author={Dorte Verner},
  year={1999}
}
This paper uses a unique dataset from Ghana that combines information on individual workers and their employers. The analysis jointly estimates production functions and wage equations. The results indicate that the labor market in Ghana is not perfectly competitive, but rather segmented, and that the workforce overall adds more to firm-level productivity than the costs it involves. The analysis shows that female employees are paid less than male employees and the negative wage premium matches… CONTINUE READING

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