Gaps and Opportunities for Labour Force Participation in Ghana: A Position Paper
Authors: Christopher Tawiah Narh
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Labour force participation is an important component of a national and global development. As global populations keep increasing, it is important to explore the scope of Ghana’s labour force participation. In this paper, I briefly reviewed literature and other secondary evidence for gaps and opportunities for labour force participation. Though Ghana’s population has been increasing continuously like many countries worldwide, little is known about the impact of the rise in the number of people within the working age population. Ultimately, accurate information and empirical evidence are needed to support research, policy and practice in Ghana. It is therefore, useful to study and understand the socio-economic and demographic characteristics of the labour force in Ghana, and how these characteristics influence labour force participation, so as to guide government and other relevant bodies in designing and implementing policies to address the needs of this key segment of the population.