The International Scientific Research and Experimental Development presented a certificate of the Best presentation award to Dr. Yvonne Ayerki Lamptey on 5th December, 2017 at Sydney, Australia. This was in relation to the 19th international conference on labour law and industrial relations. Her paper which centres on Behavioural Orientation and Continuity of Informality in Ghana was selected as the best presentation.
Dr. Yvonne Ayerki Lamptey’s paper discussed the behavioural orientation of informal workers, the reason for their choices of work and their continued stay within the sector. The research was conducted to provide an understanding of the explosion of the informal sector and its continued growth in Ghana. This growth is a concern since existing laws in the country do not particularly relate to the informal sector. The paper discloses that the operatives understand the informal context of the work they are engaged in, the associated complexities and the lack of government interest in managing their employment conditions.
The research also reveals that though the workers within this sector develop coping mechanisms to survive, others barely survive; however, there is a perceived success which attracts more and more workers from the formal sector to supplement their income. These workers enjoy the sense of ownership of their businesses but attribute the non-regulation to the lack of government concern. The study indicates that the workers are poor, diverse and uneducated. Some of the workers are pushed into the sector by ill fate but others move into it because of the advantages they see. Therefore, there are workers who live and thrive in the sector. Some of these successful workers do not want to be in the formal sector.
The 19th International Conference on Labour Law and Industrial Relations provides a premier interdisciplinary platform which brings together leading academic scientists, researchers, practitioners and educators to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects (recent innovations, trends, concerns, challenges and solutions) of Labour Law and Industrial Relations.
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