International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Conceptions of Poverty and Wealth in Ghana
Christobel Asiedu, Vivian A. Dzokoto, David Wallace, Edwin Clifford Mensah

Abstract
This paper utilizes both qualitative and quantitative data to examine popular conceptions about the causes of poverty and wealth in an adult sample in Ghana, West Africa. While overall perceptions included individualistic, structural, and culturally-specific religious factors, individual agency was identified as the primary cause of both poverty and wealth in this developing country.

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