Household Poverty and District Level Inequality in Ghana

Samuel K. Annim, University of Cape Coast
Simon Mariwah, University of Cape Coast
Joshua Sebu, University of Cape Coast

The study analyses district-level consumption inequality in Ghana, explores the relative contribution of within- and between-district inequalities to national inequality and examines the relationship between household poverty and inequality. The last three rounds of the Ghana Living Standard Survey are used. We observe that the contribution of within-district inequality to national inequality is higher than inequality between districts. Also, district-level consumption inequality shows a significant effect on household poverty, but with varying signs. We surmise that the variation in signs is as a result of the state of economic activity and factors that affect both poverty and inequality.

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Presented in Session 177: Demographic Drivers of Inequality