Educational inequality, labour market outcomes and multidimensional poverty: Evidence from Ghana

Project Active from to State and State Effectiveness

This project aims to explore how educational inequality affects people's labour market outcomes and their general welfare measured by multidimensional poverty.

Labour market outcomes including unemployment, vulnerable employment and underemployment have important implications for sustainable economic growth in developing countries' contexts. Labour market outcomes also have direct implications for people’s wealth and poverty levels. This project aims to investigate the contribution of educational equality to labour market outcomes and welfare.

Through an IGC Ghana collaboration with the Ghana Statistical Service, the researchers will obtain the Population and Housing Census data for the years 2000, 2010 and 2021 for the analysis in this study. The study employs a series of simple regression and exploratory spatial analyses.