Comparative analysis of the socio-economic characteristics of Delta and Non-Delta spaces of Ghana: An input-output approach

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  • Comparative analysis of the socio-economic characteristics of Delta and Non-Delta spaces of Ghana: An input-output approach

      Prince Osei-Wusu Adjei, Ignacio Cazcarro, Iñaki Arto, Patrick K. OforiDanson , Joseph K. Asenso, Emmanuel Ekow Asmah, Samuel Nii Codjoe, Kwasi Appeaning Addo and Samuel K. Amponsah

     Publisher: African Review of Economics and Finance

    Pub: 2019-11-02 14:28:17

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  • This paper provides insights into the current socioeconomic and biophysical state of the Volta Delta, Ghana. We employed non-survey methods, notably the Flegg Location Quotient (FLQ) method of regionalization and construction of tables to develop environmentally extended input-output (IO) model for comparing the economic characteristics of the Volta Delta and the rest of the country. The main sources of data for doing the regionalization were District Analytical Reports. Results from the study indicate that the agricultural sector, trade and transport activities are much predominant in the delta than in the non-delta region. However, employment in services of public administration, financial and insurance, construction and crop production is higher in the non-delta than in the delta region. From a gendered perspective, the embodied work of women in the delta is high in services and manufacturing sectors, but less predominant in agriculture and fishing (compared to the males’ participation). Overall, the delta is found to be a net importer (embodied in goods and services from other regions, higher than in exports) of all the economic metrics used in the study, including agricultural land use, employment, energy and CO2 emissions.

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  • Keywords

    : Economic activities, Volta delta, Non-delta, Land use, Employment, Sector productions, Ghana.


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