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Who benefits from being self-employed in urban Ghana?

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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.Â

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  • Adeola Oyenubi, 2019. "Who benefits from being self-employed in urban Ghana?," Working Papers 189, Economic Research Southern Africa.
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    Africa; Development Economics; Labour Market; Panel data; Quantitative Methods; Social welfare;
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    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand

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