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Age and Gender Bias in Workloads During the Lifecycle: Evidence from Rural Ghana


  • Raquel Tsukada

    () (International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth)

  • Elydia Silva

    () (International Poverty Centre)


This One Pager discusses how age and gender affect workloads during the lifecycle of women and men in rural Ghana. We argue that the division of labour seems to sustain gender-income differences and intergenerational poverty. The workload is disproportionately carried by women, while children enter the labour force prematurely and the elderly work beyond retirement.

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  • Raquel Tsukada & Elydia Silva, 2009. "Age and Gender Bias in Workloads During the Lifecycle: Evidence from Rural Ghana," One Pager 88, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipc:opager:88

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