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Title:Infrastructure access and household welfare in rural Ghana
Authors:Joseph Mensah, Emmanuel
Huchet-Bourdon, Marilyne
Latruffe, Laure
Periodical:African Development Review (ISSN 1467-8268)
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:rural households
household expenditure
economic models
public services
External link:https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8268.12107
Abstract:Empirical evidence in the literature on the extent to which access to different infrastructure services contribute to enhancing household economic welfare remains limited. Our paper contributes to fill in the gap by assessing the influence of access to public infrastructure on welfare in rural areas of a developing country such as Ghana, taking into account the heterogeneity in household endowment. Based on pseudo panel modelling and using three waves of nation-wide household living standard surveys between 1991 and 2006, the empirical findings suggest that access to public transport, electricity and water infrastructure has important but differential impacts on household welfare. App., bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]