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Ghana living standards survey 1998/99 (English)

Ghana's population of 18.9 million accounts for 2.9 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa total population. Life expectancy is approximately 60 years while the adult HIV/AIDS prevalence (15-49 years) rate stands at about 4 percent. The government just published the Ghana Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, whose main objective is to reduce poverty and improve the welfare of Ghanaians. The poverty reduction strategy emphasizes economic growth, integrated rural development, employment expansion, and improved access to social amenities, such as education, health care, water, and sanitation. Based on the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS) IV, overall poverty was estimated at less than 40 percent in 1998. This, however, masks regional differences. Rural poverty was estimated at almost 50 percent, while urban poverty was estimated at 19 percent.


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    Ghana living standards survey 1998/99

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    rural area;poor household;access to safe drinking water;per capita expenditure;survey data;urban household;access to safe water;global partnership for development;gdp growth rate;household use;average education level;source of food;absolute poverty line;working age population;net primary enrollment;poor urban household;source of fuel;poor rural household;informal sector employment;ratio of dependents;unpaid family worker;regional economic growth;primary school age;traditional birth attendant;marked gender disparity;average household;standard deviation;Basic Education;living standard;headed household;household expenditure;regional price;youth literacy;



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Ghana living standards survey 1998/99 (English). Standardized survey bulletin ; no. 1 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.