This paper investigates the education-earnings relationship in Ghana, drawing on the Ghana Living Standards Survey for 1998-99. The analysis has three main goals: to examine the labour market returns to education amongst wage-employed, self-employed and agricultural workers; to examine the labour market returns to literacy and numeracy skills for these categories of workers; and to analyze the pattern of returns to education along the earnings distribution.
We also investigate the shape of the education-earnings relationship. The analysis is done separately by gender and age group, and attempts to address the usual biases when estimating returns to education.
Mimeo, World Bank Human Development, 44 pp.