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Who benefits from being self-employed in urban Ghana?

21 May 2019
Publication Type: Policy Brief
JEL Code: C22, J23

The income gap between the self-employed and wage earners is of interest particular in developing countries. This is because this gap can explain to some extent the observed inequality in income. Literature suggests that in developing countries formal sector workers tend to be wage earners while the self-employed mostly work in the informal sector. 

Series title: Research Brief 189
1 May 2019
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