Research Papers/Topics in Migration Studies

Consequences of Rural-Urban Migration of Street Vendors in The Accra Metropolitan Area and The La Nkwantanang-Madina Municipality.

ABSTRACT Rural-urban migration has resulted in rapid urbanization with attendant problems of urban unemployment leading to increasing street vending which invariably is a source of livelihood for many street vendors and their dependents at the destination and the origin. In their quest to eke for livelihood and survival on the streets, street vendors tend to have confrontations with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) city authorities who on one hand have designated the activities of the v...

Conflict-Migration Nexus In Ghana: A Case Of Bimbilla Conflict In The Northern Region Of Ghana.

ABSTRACT The study examined the relationship between conflict and migration. Specifically, the factors that influence a person‟s decision to either stay or migrate during the conflict were the focus of this study. The study also analyzed the challenges and opportunities encountered by victims of the conflict and the reasons for their return to Bimbilla. Using both qualitative and quantitative research techniques, a total of 226 questionnaires were administered to persons who fled durin...

The Nigeria Immigration Service and the Challenges of Immigration (1986-2012)

ABSTRACT What informed this study is the changing trends and developments in international migrationand its challenges to the Nigeria Immigration service whose institutional role it is to manageinternational migration as it concerns Nigeria. In its efforts over the years to control criminalactivities associated with international migration, the Nigeria Immigration Service is yet tosucceed. Nigeria is an important destination country for migrants in the West African subregion.The latest a...

Trading activities of Chinese migrants in the central business district (cbd) of Accra.

ABSTRACT This study investigated the impact of the Ghanaian investment law on the operations of Chinese trading activities, especially in the wake of protest by the Ghanaian traders leading to the amendment of the law, which now makes engagement in trading in the central business district by foreigners more stringent. Despite the amendment of the law, some of the local traders are still having issues with the presence of the Chinese traders in the market. The study sought to examine the...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

The Potential Of Transnational Migrants To Contribute To Kenya’s Vision 2030

This study examined the development potential of Kenya‘s transnational migrants in the United Kingdom (UK), the United States of America (US), Canada and Ghana and how it can be leveraged towards the realization of Kenya‘s long term development plan - Kenya‘s Vision 2030. There is an upsurge of interest on the linkages between migration and development due to the realization that apart from the negative impact that migration can have on the countries of origin, ...

Drought And Migration In Northern Ghana

 Drought is one of the leading environmental challenges to farmers worldwide. Research has shown several response strategies to this challenge but little is known of its relationship to migration. Moreso studies have had little to say of the mediating circumstances leading to drought-induced migration. The research investigates the relationship between drought and migration and how migration decisions are mediated and reflected under drought-induced conditions am...

Rural-Urban Migration And Its Socio-Cultural Effects On The Or1gin Community: The Case Of Kpatinga In The Gushegu District In The Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACTThis study examines rural-urban migration and its socio-cultural effects on an origin community-Kpatinga in the Gushegu district in the Northern region of Ghana. The findings could also havepolicy implications for developing countries in general and Ghana in particular. It couldcontribute to the debate on managing internal migration in such a way that it maximizes thepositives while minimizing the negatives. A mixed method research design was adopted for thestudy. Questionnaire survey...

Migrating Under The Usa Diversity Visa Programme: Intentions And Motivations Of University Of Ghana Students

ABSTRACTThis study sets out to examine the migration intentions of university of Ghana students with respect to the USA Diversity Visa Lottery Program (DVLP). The study investigates the determining factors of migration intentions of students, drawing on their intention to participate in the DVLP. The study employed a methodological triangulation in data collection: a survey of 125 respondents and 7 in-depth interviews (5 students and 2 former University of Ghana students, resident in the USA ...

Migration Identity And Land Rights: A Case Study Of The Nubians In Kibra Nairobi Kenya

ABSTRACT Countries worldwide could either be origin, transit or destination countries, or all three. Migration can be voluntary or forced, and the resultant effects for migrants and countries involved presents diverse challenges. In this regard, migration is therefore an important area of study. Research has been done on issues related to migration and identity. However, little is known about the inter-relation among migration, identity and land rights focusing on a particular group o...


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