Some indicators of labour underutilization in Ghana

by Kwaku A. Twum-Baah

Publisher: University of Ghana, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research in Legon

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StatementKwaku A. Twum-Baah.
SeriesDiscussion paper / University of Ghana, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research -- 12
ContributionsUniversity of Ghana. Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research.
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Woodman Parallel Developments in Specific Performance () RGL BOOKS (i) I. T. Smith and J. C. Wood 7th edition, Industrial Law (ii) Rideout’s Principles of Labour Law, Roger Rideout with Jacqueline Dyson 4th edition (iii) G. L. Fridman, Modern Employment Law (iv) Employment Law by Malcolm Sergeant (v) ILO Literature on the relationship. The Constitution of Ghana recognizes the right to fair remuneration and equal pay for work of equal value. In accordance with the Labour Act, every worker should receive equal pay for work of equal value without any discrimination. Sources: §24(1) of the Constitution of Ghana ; §68 of the Labour . 1 —U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS • Charting the labor market: Data from the Current Population Survey (CPS) August 7, These charts (with data through July ) will . Rural-urban migration of youth that started as a trickle some years ago in Ghana with school leavers moving to the urban centers in search of jobs, has now developed into a new dimension. The massive migration of rural children and youth into Ghana’s urban centers is an alarming phenomenon (Catholic Action for Street Children and UNICEF, ).

  Youth unemployment remains a major political and socioeconomic challenge in Africa despite the recent strong growth performance of many African countries. The study undertakes an empirical assessme. Ghana - Ghana - Labour and taxation: A large part of government revenue is derived from various taxes, including a value-added tax (VAT), income tax, property tax, and other taxes. Tax concessions are available to certain classes of business. The trade union movement played a role in the struggle for self-government, and after independence the government, recognizing the importance of the. The Country Director of Global Management Challenge (GMC), Mr. Arnold Parker, has observed that for Ghana to achieve the much-trumpeted Vision , the training of skilled labour must be the. Indicators from The World Bank: Data. Learn how the World Bank Group is helping countries with COVID (coronavirus).

The Labour Department is one of the major arms of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations. It exists to carry out functions subject to ILO Convention No. about the Labour Administration system, ratified by Ghana in   Bureau of Labor Statistics. "Table A Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization." Accessed Feb. 13, Bureau of Labor Statistics. "National Compensation Survey: Leveling Guide for Evaluating Your Firm's Job and Pay," Page 4. Accessed Feb. 13, Department of Labor. The Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations is mandated to formulate policies on Labour and Employment issues, develop sector plans, coordinate Employment and Labour related interventions across sectors, promote harmonious labour relations and workplace safety, monitor & evaluate policies, programmes/ projects for accelerated employment creation for national development. Ghana's central bank has increased interest rates from 15 per cent to 16 per cent, stepping up its efforts to halt the decline of the cedi. Rapid growth has helped to lift per capita incomes - Ghana has made great strides in reducing poverty to less than 30 percent of the population and has recently reached lower middle–income status.

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This is a study on ihe causes and impact of labour unrest on some selected organizations in Accra. Labour unrest in Ghana has in recent time led to legal battles between perpetrators and the National Labour Commission which is an administrative body charged with settlement of industrial conflicts.

This paper seeks to analyse the causes of unemployment in Ghana from labour demand and supply perspectives based on cross sectional data.

A Author: William Baah-Boateng. Labour migration Labour migration in Ghana Return migration Consequences of labour migration Governance of migration: Legal and institutional frame works The international labour organisation (ILO) International organisation for migration (IOM) CHAPTER THREE: FINDINGS FROM THE HOUSEHOLD SURVEY Introduction.

Ghana’s labour laws specifically recognise maternity leave but are silent on paternity leave. Research by Amnesty International indicates that male support for nursing mothers in Ghana is. Source: World Bank, World Development Indicators.

Formed by the merger of the Gold Coast (ex British colony) and British Togoland, Ghana was the first Sub Saharan African country to gain independence in Starting fromGhana shifted away from state controls of productive activities and undertook a more open and liberalized 0.

The book also found wages of females to be lower than that of males in the labour market as a whole, and within most broad occupations. The empirical results revealed larger gender wage differentials in favour of men in self-employment than in paid-employment.

Unemployment constitutes one of the key labour market challenges in Ghana. It re fl ects the willingness and desire of jobless individuals to work and an indication of the health of an economy.

The World Bank Development Indicators is the premium annual statistics of the World Bank which compiles data on development.

The WDI contains over indicators per country and covers topics including BOP, business, demographics, external debt, education, tourism, tax, etc. Geo coverage is over countries. Series are annual from as early as. Ghana was a country of immigration in the early years after its independence, attracting labor migrants largely from Nigeria and other neighboring countries to mine minerals and harvest cocoa – immigrants composed about 12% of Ghana’s population in PlotDiplomatic Zone, Central Area District P.M.B.Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.

Tel: + Email: [email protected]   Inpercent of the employees in Ghana were active in the agricultural sector, percent in industry and percent in the service sector. Read more.

Unemployment is often cited as a measure of the low employment content of Ghana's strong growth performance over the past three decades. The paper presents evidence to suggest that employment growth in Ghana continues to trail economic growth due to high growth of low employment generating sectors against sluggish growth of high labour absorption sectors.

Labour underutilization rate versus unemployment rate, The report draws on data and analyses released in the ILO’s Key Indicators of the Labour Mar-ket and Global Employment Trends series, both products of the ILO Employment Trends team, under the direction of Lawrence Jeff Johnson.

Other team members include Philippe Blet. In view of this, the labour law of Ghana could be given a second look on the issue of redundancy to clarify these ambiguities as well 5 as set a premise to be used by trade unions and employers so.

These problems have led researchers to look for indicators of school achieve-ment that go beyond simple attendance. Thus, Patrinos and Psacharopoulos () found that several factors that contribute to child labour (age, gender, lan-2 I am grateful to the Living Standards Measurement Survey unit at the World Bank for supplying the data.

Labor force: million ( est). Labor force (by occupation): In% are employed and % are unemployed. Click here for more detailed information.

Inthe unemployment rate in Ghana was at approximately percent of the total labor force. The unemployment rate is the percentage of a country's labor. Children in Ghana engage in the worst forms of child labor, including in fishing and cocoa harvesting, sometimes as a result of human trafficking.

() Table 1 provides key indicators on children’s work and education in Ghana. InGhana made a moderate advancement in efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor. The government secured at least 14 convictions for offenses related to the worst forms of child labor, approved the National Plan of Action Phase II on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor, and launched a strategy to combat child labor in the fishing sector.

The second indicator of labour underutilization is the share of working poor6 in the labour market, which can be taken as a proxy for income-related underemployment. The share of youth in a population and relative poverty are, of course, likely to go hand-in-hand.

Figure 3. SOURCES: International Labour Organisation, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database.; International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files.

World Bank World Development Indicators.; World Bank national accounts data; Wikipedia: List of minimum wages by country (Countries) ("Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for ".

TABLE LABOR FORCE STATUS BY AGEANDSEX: PENINSULAR MALAYSIA, Male 65andabove Total Female 65andabove Total In Labor Force Employed   Prior to each of the past three recessions, labor underutilization bottomed between % and %.

During the COVID pandemic it initially spiked to. Unemployment Rate in Ghana increased to percent in from percent in Unemployment Rate in Ghana averaged percent from untilreaching an all time high of percent in and a record low of percent in This page provides - Ghana Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and.

Ghana's independence which was finally achieved in March and the subsequent relationship that developed between the TUC and the Convention People's Party (CPP) led by Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana.

The second part highlights some key aspects of labour relations namely collective bargaining and the. the nature of the labour market in ghana. The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey Six (MICS 6) was conducted in /18 by Ghana Statistical Service in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Education Service as part.

Ghana Employers’ Association and Organised Labour as well as Ministries, Departments and Agencies that contributed towards the development of the NEP. Our appreciation goes to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for providing both technical and financial assistance for the.

ILOSTAT is the global reference for international labour statistics, providing a comprehensive database and resources for producing labour statistics. Economic Indicators for Ghana including actual values, historical data charts, an economic calendar, time-series statistics, business news, long term forecasts and short-term predictions for Ghana economy.

indicators. Precisely its information are mainly summaries of service data from all the regions, districts, health facilities (Government, Christian Health Association of Ghana – CHAG and Private), population-based data from Ghana’s Demographic Health and Survey (GDHS) - a document produced by Ghana Statistical Service, and other sources data.The main legislation governing Industrial Relations or employment matters in Ghana is the Labour Act(Act ).

This Act came into force several years after Ghana gained independence in Before the promulgation of Actthe Industrial Relations Act () Act and few other related labour regulations governed Labour Relations.

Somechildren under the age of 18 are thought to have been coerced into taking up arms as child soldiers, or military porters, messengers, cooks or sex slaves in Africa. (Child Labour in Africa, ) Children works at earlier age in Ghana and farm labor predominates.