Challenges And Coping Strategies of Migrant Northern Ghana And Effects on The Wellbeing of Their Children

ABSTRACT

The study’s main objective was to determine the challenges of northern migrant women in la Nkwantanang-Madina and how this affects the wellbeing of their children. It also looks at the strategies these women use to cope with their challenges as migrant workers in a new destination. Using a mixed method approach, qualitative and quantitative data were obtained from the women in their new environment in La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipality of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. The study participants shared their experiences through indepth interviews and a survey. All the interviews and the survey took place at the destination city -- La Nkwantanang-Madina. The findings indicate that the migrant women were exposed to various challenges ranging from poverty, unemployment, housing, language and ethnic discrimination. To deal with these frustrations, the women engaged in informal livelihood activities such as carrying of loads for a fee, food vending, domestic assistance and trading. The trickle-down effects of the mother’s challenges on their children include irregular school attendance, inability to afford a balanced meal on regular basis as well as negative health condition of their children. The study concluded that the northern migrant women engaged their children as providers of care for younger siblings. This denied some children access to basic education. The female migrants cope with their challenges using social capital and reliance on government social intervention strategies. The study’s main recommendation is that migrant’s children should be considered for targeted educational and health services to eradicate inequalities. The study also recommends advocacy for a comprehensive training programme for the women through adult literacy classes, health care, and vocational training

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APA

KPEDATOR, M (2021). Challenges And Coping Strategies of Migrant Northern Ghana And Effects on The Wellbeing of Their Children. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/challenges-and-coping-strategies-of-migrant-northern-ghana-and-effects-on-the-wellbeing-of-their-children

MLA 8th

KPEDATOR, MAKAFUI "Challenges And Coping Strategies of Migrant Northern Ghana And Effects on The Wellbeing of Their Children" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/challenges-and-coping-strategies-of-migrant-northern-ghana-and-effects-on-the-wellbeing-of-their-children. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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KPEDATOR, MAKAFUI . "Challenges And Coping Strategies of Migrant Northern Ghana And Effects on The Wellbeing of Their Children". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Apr. 2021. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/challenges-and-coping-strategies-of-migrant-northern-ghana-and-effects-on-the-wellbeing-of-their-children >.

Chicago

KPEDATOR, MAKAFUI . "Challenges And Coping Strategies of Migrant Northern Ghana And Effects on The Wellbeing of Their Children" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/challenges-and-coping-strategies-of-migrant-northern-ghana-and-effects-on-the-wellbeing-of-their-children