"This article extracts from household budgets information on the living conditions of indigenous Ghanaians prior to independence."
HHB Working Paper no. 7 investigates the incidence and severity of poverty in colonial Ghana of the 1950s. Comparisons with modern estimates suggest lessons about the economic impact of independence. Read more about living standards in colonial Ghana in HHPWP #7 by Eric Gaisie at http://hhbproject.com/working-papers/ but also on REPEC services http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/hbuwpaper/ and https://ideas.repec.org/s/hbu/wpaper.html