Research Papers/Topics in Migration Studies

West African International Student Mobility to Pentecost University College, Ghana.

ABSTRACT  International student mobility has become a topic of interest in recent migration literature. This is probably because international student mobility has considerable implications both on economic and academic sphere and has rapidly grown across the world. Many tertiary institutions in the world today have interest in recruiting talented international students to ‘enhance their academic reputation, enrich campuses and programmes with cultural, social and academic contributions. M...

The changing role of the family as a source of social capital among Zimbabwean migrants in Johannesburg

Abstract This study analyses the changing role of the family as a source of social capital in aiding migration, settlement and social integration of Zimbabwean migrants. The study is based on qualitative interviews with 58 Zimbabwean migrants in Tembisa and Kempton Park in Johannesburg metropolitan city. The article makes an important contribution to literature revealing how as a result of decreased chances to get a good job, pressure to remit back home and expectations to look after newcomer...

The Effects Of Rural –Urban Migration On Agricultural Development: The Case Study Of Two Farming Communities In The Tolon District

ABSTRACT This study examined the effects of rural-urban migration on agricultural development in the To District of the Northern Region of Ghana. Many studies in Ghana have focused on the causes and consequences of rural-urban migration on the destination communities with fewer emphases on the effects on the non-migrants left at the origin. The framework for analysis of causes of rural-urban migration was the push and pull theory. Non-probability sampling was employed in this study because i...

Migration And Changing Food Habit Among Ghanaian Migrant In London

ABSTRACT Migration and food habits are two areas with commanding interest and analysis in contemporary society. There are often many new experiences to deal with when arriving in a new country. In addition to coming to terms with a different monetary system, social stratification, language and also changing in food habits. Emigrants tend to miss their country, specific food and dishes and their taste for their traditional food following migration and together with many other aspects, the foo...

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 Ghana...

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 economy whi...

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 qualitative app...

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 terroris...

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 another par...

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 economy whi...

Perceptions And Experiences Of Dormaa Ahenkro Youth On Migration To Western Europe Through The Sahara Desert

ABSTRACT The study determined the perceptions and experiences of Dormaa Ahenkro youth migrants on migration to Western Europe through the Sahara Desert. Specific objectives assessed centered on the reasons why Dormaa Ahenkro youth migrate to Western Europe through the Sahara Desert, the experiences Dormaa Ahenkro youth migrants go through on the Sahara Desert, the perceptions towards Dormaa Ahenkro youth migrants at their destinations and when they return. The challenges they encountered on t...

Combating Human Trafficking: An Assessment Of The National Policies On Eliminating human Trafficking In Ghana

ABSTRACT Despite efforts to counter human trafficking, it is still an issue of global concern. However, most of the works on human trafficking have focused on challenges, health implication on victims, its threats to national security and transnational human trafficking activities with little attention on the implementation plans of the policies, legal and institutional frameworks that govern the Act. This research examined how policies, specifically the National Plan of Action for the Elim...

An Analysis Of Children’s Concerns In Migration Legal Instruments In Ghana

ABSTRACT Migration has become a phenomenon that affects the lives of many people today. Children are affected as well in diverse ways by migration. Most countries lack comprehensive policies on migration which can harness its gains for mutual benefits and reduce its negative impacts. Meanwhile, migration has become a major process in many populations, including Ghana’s. Children have also been participating in migration in various ways; as independent migrants, as moving along with migratin...

Livelihood And Survival Strategies Of Migrant Transport Apprentices: A Case Study Of ‘Tro-Tro’ Mates In Accra.

ABSTRACT This dissertation explores the livelihood experiences and survival strategies of tro-tro driver mates in Tema station, Accra. Tro-tro driver mates are teenagers or young men who assist tro-tro drivers‘ enroute short or long distance travels in mini-buses in Ghana. Many of them are migrants who are believed to have come from other regions of Ghana and have come to settle in Accra to find a better life in the city. As migrants, there is the need to study them to understand the nature...

Experiences Of Ghanaian Return Migrants From The Gulf States: A Case Study Of Nima

ABSTRACT There is a dearth of literature on return migrants from the Gulf region and their migration experiences while abroad. Anecdotal evidence indicates that the experiences of migrants from the Gulf region have been characterised by a lot of abuses and inhumane treatment on the part of the employers of these migrants. Therefore, the objective of the study was to explore the migration experiences of return migrants from the Gulf region. The research design that was adopted for the study wa...


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