Research Papers/Topics in Migration Studies

Experiences Of Left- Behind Children: The Case Of Foreign Service Officers’ Children In Ghana

ABSTRACTTransnational migration has become a reality and is on the increase globally. Most of the parents travel to provide economic and other support for their children and families. As a result of this, millions of children are growing up with single or no parent staying with them. However, children’s wellbeing is very dependent on parental care. The roles of parents are delegated to caregivers when they migrate. These have necessitated the concern about the effect of migration on left-be...

To Move Or Not To Move: Students’ Perceptions About Embassies, Travel Constraints And Migration Information Channels On University Of Ghana, Legon Campus

ABSTRACT Migration takes so many forms and all these have their own challenges, constraints and motivation. In view of this, it is important to identify some of these travel constraints and also further identify the information channels used by some of the migrants and their perceptions about embassies. Against this backdrop, this study examined students‘ perception about how embassies influence destination choice, travel constraints and migration information channels on University of ...

Effects Of Rural-Urban Migration On Socioeconomic Status In The Accra Metropolitan District

ABSTRACT Rural urban migration has been a phenomenon that has gained world attention due to its associated challenges. This study sought to find out the effects of rural urban migration on the sociodemographic characteristics of migrants living in Abossey Okai Zongo. Using a mixed method approach, both qualitative and quantitative methods were applied in the administration of 100 semi-structured questionnaires. The questionnaires were administered using a multi-staged approach. Responden...

Reducing Rural-Urban Migration Through Local Economic Development: A Case Study Of Sankpala Community In The Central Gonja District Of The Northern Region.

ABSTRACT The pre- colonial development gap between the North and the South still persists even though there havebeen several attempts by governmental and non-governmental interventions to bridge the gap. This has created a net migration of Northern youth to the South for menial jobs. The movement of people to urban centres poses some challenges to the development of rural areas in that in most rural areas, the impact of rural-urban migration is the rapid deterioration of the rural ...

Migration And Health Among Female Porters (Kayayei) In Accra, Ghana

ABSTRACTThe thesis aimed at contributing to the emerging body of knowledge about migration and health linkages, with a focus on migrant female porters (Kayayei) in Accra, Ghana. Several studies that have so far given attention to female porters have focused mainly on their livelihoods, with only cursory remarks made on the health of these migrants. Also, some existing studies have largely examined the health of migrants without reference to the entire migration process. Employing both quantit...

The Role Of ‘‘Door-To-Door’’ Shipping Operators In Ghanaian International Migration

ABSTRACT Freight has contributed to the economy of Ghana in diverse ways. The ‘‘‘Door-to-door’’ shipping model as part of the migration industry facilitates international migration of Ghanaians by helping emigrants to remain in contact with Ghana. This study was undertaken to examine the role of ‘‘Door-to-door’’ operations in Ghanaian international migration. The study employed a qualitative approach to data collection: the use of in-depth interviews and focus group d...

Social Integration Of Builsa Migrants In Maamobi And Shukura

ABSTRACT There has been adequate studies on the social integration of international migrants at their destination but less attention has been dedicated to the area of internal migrants and their social integration in Africa as a whole and Ghana in particular. It was against this background that the present study set out to investigate and examine how migrants are socially integrated in Ghana with the emphasis on Builsa migrants in Accra. The study adopted both quantitative and qualitati...

Assessment Of Transnational Practices Of Nigerian Immigrants To Ghana: Case Study Of Madina, In The Greater Accra Region

ABSTRACT The study examines the transnational practices and activities of Nigerian immigrants in Ghana. Specifically, the study explores factors that influence their migration, economic activities they engage in as well as the effect of transnationalism on the host country. The research design that was adopted was a mixed method. The sample size was made up of 70 respondents selected through stratified sampling procedure. Instruments were questionnaires and in-depth interview guide. The...

Perception of Residents of Accra And Tema of The Link Between International Migration And Terrorism

ABSTRACT There is a global perception that international migration and terrorism are linked. This perception is due mainly to the fact that the 2001 attacks in the United States; 2004, 2007 and 2015 attacks in Madrid, London and Paris, respectively, all involved foreign migrants or their offspring. Though Africa is often classified as a hotbed of terrorism, little research has been conducted to establish the connection between international migration and terrorism. The activities of ter...

“Who Would Not Love to Give Birth in America?” The Intentions And Experiences in Having American Jackpot Babies Among Urban Dwellers in Ghana

ABSTRACT Birth tourism to the USA is a form of mobility that is inextricably linked and symbiotically related to American birthright citizenship, international tourism and migration. Its popularity has grown around the world in recent years, including Ghana, where it is an open secret that some Ghanaian families have American ‘jackpot babies’. An American ‘jackpot baby’ refers to a child born on American soil to one of the foreign parents admitted as a short-term visitor or as a...

Factors Associated With Return Migration in WA Municipal in The Upper Eastern Region

ABSTRACT Internal migration in Ghana has attracted a great deal of research attention and inspired by demographers and other social scientists. This is attributed to the implication that the movement can pose on the economy. People of the savannah regions of Ghana have had a long history of movement into other part of the country. Some of the reasons accounting for this phenomenon can be traced to different ecological zones in Ghana. As a result, people move from these areas into anoth...

Mobility And Hiv Risk Among Fishers In Elmina Fishing Community In The Central Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Human population mobility has long been strongly linked to high HIV transmission among fishers, and yet little empirical research has been undertaken to establish any inter-connections. This study investigates the relationship between mobility and HIV risks amongst fishers, focusing on fishers in Elmina. The theories used are the Push and Pull Model, Social Control Theory, Health Belief Model, and Theory of Gender and Power. Using a cross-sectional approach which employed...

Migration, Gender Roles And Remittances of Ghanaian Migrants Abroad

ABSTRACT The study employs secondary data by comprehensively reviewing, analysing and discussing relevant literature on the gendered dimension of migration and remittance flow with respect to Ghanaian female migrants. The study examines the extent to which modification of gender roles of migrants abroad contribute to the flow of remittances with respect to Ghanaian female migrants. Overall, the study identified that there exist a relationship between, women, migration and remittances. T...

Reducing Rural-Urban Migration Through Local Economic Development: A Case Study Of Sankpala Community In The Central Gonja District Of The Northern Region

ABSTRACT The pre- colonial development gap between the North and the South still persists even though there havebeen several attempts by governmental and non-governmental interventions to bridge the gap. This has created a net migration of Northern youth to the South for menial jobs. The movement of people to urban centres poses some challenges to the development of rural areas in that in most rural areas, the impact of rural-urban migration is the rapid deterioration of the rural ...

Transnational Child Raising Arrangements: An Ethnographic Study Of Transnational Caregivers In Ghana

This study explores the experiences of caregivers in Transnational Child Raising Arrangements (TCRAs). It is part of a larger project which sought to examine how TCRAs affect life-chances of children who remain in the country of origin, their migrant parents and their caregivers in Ghana. It fills a lacuna in the literature on transnational parenting which have so far focused extensively on the migrant parents or the children they leave behind and the relationship bet...


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