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Title:Employment and Income Generation in the Petty Commodity Sector of the Urban Economy: The Case of the Central Region of Ghana
Author:Yankson, Paul W.K.
Year:1983
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Volume:8
Issue:4
Pages:75-96
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:employment
small enterprises
Labor and Employment
Economics and Trade
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24486565
Abstract:For the purposes of geographical and planning analysis it is interesting to examine the employment and income characteristics of the Petty Commodity sector and to consider the factors that promote these in regional, district and rural centres. This is an essential first step in examining the possible role the Petty Commodity sector can play in the generation of economic activities with wider spatial and economic linkages with the urban and rural economies. This paper addresses itself to this task. It also attempts to examine the relationships between the size of urban/rural centres, types of activities and the size of income generated. Finally, an attempt is made to explain the variations observed in the size of employment, the income generated in the sector, through a multiple regression analysis. Map, notes, sum. (also in French), tab.
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