Research Papers/Topics in Social Policy

Examining Livelihood Strategies Of Male Migrants In Lankwantanang Madina Municipality

ABSTRACT Livelihoods of migrants have attracted the attention of researchers and policy makers in many studies. However, like most aspects of social policy research, the concept has been looked at emphasizing on the role played by female kayaye in developing countries like Ghana. This study examines livelihood strategies of male migrants in a suburb of Accra, La-Nkwantanang Madina area. The objectives were to identify the capabilities which comprises of strengths and weakness of the mal...

Contribution Of Remittances To The Care Of The Elderly In Ablekuma South

ABSTRACTAfrica like the rest of the world is ageing. The number of elderly people on the continent is rapidly increasing. This increase in the number of older people who require care is occurring at the same time when the resources of Africa is getting depleted and the traditional social welfare system that is the extended family has begun to decline. This has resulted in the shift of care responsibility away from the extended family to the nuclear family where adult children have to care for...

Religion As A Coping Mechanism For The Wellbeing Of The Elderly In Accra..

ABSTRACT The study sought to examine how religion as a coping mechanism used by the elderly Christians and Muslims in Accra to manage stress. The objectives of the study were to investigate how religious practices and affiliations helped the old people in dealing particularly with the social issue of loneliness that results from the loss of a spouse, neglect and health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and depression that are associated with old age. The study used qua...

Community Sentencing Of Adult Non-Violent Offenders: Exploring Attitudes And Its Viability In The Accra Metropolis.

Abstract This study is predicated on the proposition that globally there is a shift from the hitherto emphasis on the retributive function of punishment to a restorative mode. This has informed a number of nations to subscribe to community service as an alternative to custodial sentencing for some non-violent offences. Ghana’s overemphasis on custodial sentencing has plunged it into some problems, as the nation’s prisons are unable to absorb the increasing number of offenders who ar...

Women’s Perception And Use Of Maternal Health Services In Ga Mashie, Accra: Implication For The Free Maternal Healthcare Initiative

ABSTRACT Due to the high maternal mortality ratios in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations has prioritized maternal health as part of its broad Millennium Development Goals. In line with this, Free Maternal Health Initiative (FMHI) was introduced in Ghana in 2008 to address the challenges of maternal health services in the country. The FMHI is an integral part of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme. This study therefore examined the perceptions of women in the Ga-Mashie communi...

Effects Of Household Composition On The Welfare Of Elderly Persons In Adukrom In The Akwapim North District

ABSTRACTThe population of persons aged 60 years and above has been increasing over the years and thus has become necessary to understand the living arrangements of the elderly population and develop policies to address challenges elderly persons face in the face the breakdown in the traditional family system of living arrangement due to rapid modernization and urbanization. This study investigates the relationship between household composition and welfare of elderly persons in Adukrom. The mo...

Access And Use of The Members of Parliament Share of The District Assemblies Common Fund in Selected Constituencies in Ghana

ABSTRACT The question of how best-developing countries must organize and allocate resources for effective decentralization and local governance has been one that scholars have been grappling with for decades. Several models have been proposed by scholars as a way of providing the most effective and judicious allocation of resources for local government. The focus of this study was to examine the issues of access and use of the Members of Parliament (MPs) share of the District Assemblies...

The Nature Of Community Participation In Ghana School Feeding Programme In The Bekwai Municipal Assembly

ABSTRACT In the Child Nutrition Act, it is stated that educational progress is an objective of Ghana School Feeding programs. In spite of this fact no serious attempt has ever been made to evaluate whether this objective has been met; the few evaluations that have been conducted lack scientific rigor as well as community participation. As a whole, the studies failed to provide a strong basis from which to make valid inferences regarding the longterm effects of the feeding program on scho...

Changes In Livelihoods Among Caregivers Of Leap Beneficiaries In The Asutifi North District

ABSTRACT In an effort to reduce poverty in Ghana, the Government designed a National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS) in 2008, with a cash transfer component known as the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP). Under the LEAP, vulnerable members of households are identified and caregivers are given cash support to supplement their incomes in order to improve care for the vulnerable members of their households. This study was conducted to: i) examine changes in the occupations an...

Saving Practice Of Madina Market Women In Enroling On Social Insurance

ABSTRACT Securing the future of citizens through a comprehensive social insurance policy has been of great concern to Social Protection theorists, advocates and governments who seek the ultimate welfare of their citizens. Given the physically worsening progression of the human strength due to the wear and tear as we age and yet imperatively expected to maintain a healthy life; the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) Pension Scheme came in handy to cater for this n...

Inclusive Education: Experiences Of Children With Multiple Disabilities And Their Teachers At Richard Akwei Memorial And Central Mosque Basic Schools

ABSTRACT The study explored the experiences of children with multiple disabilities (CWMDs) and their teachers in an inclusive education (IE) setting in the Ashiedu-Keteke Sub Metropolitan District Council of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). It also considered the challenges the CWMDs and their teachers encounter with the inclusive education (IE) policy using theory of Intergroup Contact by Allport (1954) as the theoretical perspective to demonstrate the understanding of the p...

Implementation Of The Care Reform Initiative In The Suhum Municipality

ABSTRACT The research was conducted in the Suhum Municipality. It investigated the implementation of the Care Reform Initiative in the Municipality. A qualitative research approach was adopted for the study. Nine (9) key stakeholders of the Care Reform Initiative were purposively sampled for the study. The respondents were sampled based on their different background in terms of their profession, length of service in their various professions and their role as stakeholders in matter...

Impact of The Disability Act 2006(ACT 715) on Inclusive Education of Persons With Disabilities in LA NKWANTANANG-Madina Municipality

ABSTRACT This research sought to examine the impact of the Disability Act 2006, (Act 715) and the implementation of the Inclusive Education Policy on the educational outcomes of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in the Madina La-Nkwatanang Municipality of the Greater Accra Region. It focused on the experiences of PWDs in the basic and senior high schools to determine if the policies have been adequately enforced to encourage school enrolment and retention among children with special needs...

Effects of Livelihood Empowerment Programme in Reducing Poverty of Beneficiary Households in Yama, Norther Region

ABSTRACT Ghana has ratified international conventions and has passed national legislations, which compel government to observe and find practical expression for the civil and political rights as well as the economic, social and cultural rights of its citizens. In accordance with these legal requirements, Ghana has drafted and is implementing a National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS) aimed at protecting its vulnerable population. A major component of this strategy is the Livelihood E...

Religion As A Coping Mechanism For The Wellbeing Of The Elderly In Accra.

ABSTRACT The study sought to examine how religion as a coping mechanism used by the elderly Christians and Muslims in Accra to manage stress. The objectives of the study were to investigate how religious practices and affiliations helped the old people in dealing particularly with the social issue of loneliness that results from the loss of a spouse, neglect and health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and depression that are associated with old age. The study used qua...


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