This project explores two categories of questions that aim to understand the underpinnings of rural labour markets and their imperfections. First, if people do have access to paid labour, what factors affect their decisions to participate or not? Second, why are labour markets in Sub-Saharan Africa so thin? The study evaluates the Graduation from Ultra Poverty (GUP) Employment Program in northern Ghana.
Karlan, D.; Abhijit Banerjee; Thuysbaert, B.; Udry, C. Employing the Ultra-Poor in Ghana: Investigating Rural Labor Markets (IGC Working Paper). International Growth Centre (IGC), London, UK (2012) 21 pp.