Despite the revival of the export sector, most Ghanaians
continued to find employment with the government or to rely on
informal employment for their livelihood. An increasing number of
Ghanaians also turned to smuggling or to crime to earn a living.
Reductions in the number of government workers had not been
absorbed in the export sector by the early 1990s. At the same time,
wages had not kept up with the cost of living. The government also
sought to reform the education system, because increased education
often led to better jobs and higher wages. However, because
students were expected to bear an increasing portion of the cost of
their education, it was unlikely that the poorest Ghanaians would
be able to take full advantage of the school system.
Data as of November 1994