Socio–Demographic Characteristics of Sole Proprietors in Developing Countries: The Case of Ghana

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Socio–Demographic Characteristics of Sole Proprietors in Developing Countries: The Case of Ghana

Abstract

Governments in both developed and developing countries are faced with the teething problem ‘unemployment’ which is seen as a thorn in the fresh of governments. This study examines some socio–demographic characteristics of sole proprietors in developing countries with Ghana as a case in point.  The study was descriptive and questionnaire, observations and interviews were the instruments used for the study. The population for the study included all entrepreneurs who have established their own businesses and manage such businesses themselves and at the same time they are the owners of those businesses they have set up.   Nwana’s (2005) method of selecting a sample size and in some cases a simple Arithmetic Proportion Method were adopted to select a sample size for the study.

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