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Title:Informal income opportunities and urban employment in Ghana
Author:Hart, KeithISNI
Year:1973
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Volume:11
Issue:1
Pages:61-89
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:employment
informal sector
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/159873
Abstract:This article originated in the study of one Northern Ghanaian group, the Frafras, as migrants to the urban areas of Southern Ghana. The (general) question 'Does the 'reserve army of urban unemployed and underemployed' really constitute a passive, exploited majority in cities like Accra, or do their informal economic activities possess some autonomous capacity for generating growth in the incomes of the urban (and rural) poor?' is examined: The economic situation of the urban sub-proletariat in Accra - The informal sector - Some choices facing the urban poor - The structure of urban employment - Conclusions. Notes, tables.
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