Wages and health worker retention in Ghana : evidence from public sector wage reforms

@inproceedings{Antwi2012WagesAH,
  title={Wages and health worker retention in Ghana : evidence from public sector wage reforms},
  author={James Antwi and David Clive Phillips},
  year={2012}
}
Can governments in developing countries retain skilled health workers by raising public sector wages? The author investigates this question using sudden, policy-induced wage variation, in which the Government of Ghana restructured the pay scale for government health workers. The author find that a ten percent increase in wages decreases annual attrition from the public payroll by 1.5 percentage points (from a mean of eight percentage points) among 20-35 year-old workers from professions that… CONTINUE READING

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