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Employment Statistics in Ghana by Jerome Kuseh

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Jerome Kuseh

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  1. […] As a Ghanaian watching the events in global politics, I cannot help but think of the effects they will have here. In a country in which the underemployment rate is 33% and 69% of the working population are in vulnerable employment (full stats here) there has been a commitment to reducing the government’s spending on public sector wages without commensurate efforts to ensure employment for a young and fast growing population. There has so far been little political challenge to the goal of reducing public expenditure at the expense of decent livelihoods for the people. This is because of distrust of government spending, the country’s need of donor support in a time when commodity prices are down and especially the adoption of neoliberal economic policies by both the ruling party and the main opposition. I do not expect an immediate change in Ghana politics even if the global economic opinion tilts to the left. But the political challenge will come and the parties had better get prepared to listen. https://jeromekuseh.com/2015/09/12/on-jeremy-corbyn-ghana-and-a-new-type-of-politics/ http://ceditalk.com/2015/09/01/employment-statistics-in-ghana-infographic/ […]

  2. […] As a Ghanaian watching the events in global politics, I cannot help but think of the effects they will have here. In a country in which the underemployment rate is 33% and 69% of the working population are in vulnerable employment (full stats here) there has been a commitment to reducing the government’s spending on public sector wages without commensurate efforts to ensure employment for a young and fast growing population. There has so far been little political challenge to the goal of reducing public expenditure at the expense of decent livelihoods for the people. This is because of distrust of government spending, the country’s need of donor support in a time when commodity prices are down and especially the adoption of neoliberal economic policies by both the ruling party and the main opposition. I do not expect an immediate change in Ghana politics even if the global economic opinion tilts to the left. But the political challenge will come and the parties had better get prepared to listen. https://jeromekuseh.com/2015/09/12/on-jeremy-corbyn-ghana-and-a-new-type-of-politics/ http://ceditalk.com/2015/09/01/employment-statistics-in-ghana-infographic/ […]

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