ORIGIN-DESTINATION LINKAGES AS LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY FOR MIGRANTS FROM THE THREE REGIONS IN THE NORTHERN SECTOR OF GHANA RESIDENT IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS

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ABSTRACT

Linkages are the social and material links and networks that connect migrants

to their places of origin. Linkages are employed by migrants to sustain

relations as well as improve the socio-economic status of their places of origin.

It is against this backdrop that the study sought to assess origin-destination

linkages as livelihood strategy among migrants from the Northern, Upper East

and Upper West regions of Ghana who are resident in the Cape Coast

Metropolis. To accomplish this, a descriptive cross-sectional survey design

involving quantitative and qualitative approaches were adopted for the study.

The study was grounded in four theories: The New Economics of Labour

Migration (NELM), Migration Networks Theory, Migration Systems Theory

and Social Exchange Theory. A sample size of 297 was derived from a

population of 1,287 using Raosoft Calculator. A self-developed interview

schedule and interview guide were used for the data collection. The data were

analysed with both descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequencies and

Chi-square. The study revealed that majority of the migrants had some form of

linkages with their families at their places of origin. Some of these linkages

included attending funerals, cash remittances, non-cash remittances,

communication and child fostering. Further, the results showed that origindestination

linkages influence migrants’ livelihoods both positively and

negatively but the positives influence far outweigh the negative ones. It was,

therefore, recommended that the various forms of origin-destination linkages

be encouraged among migrants.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). ORIGIN-DESTINATION LINKAGES AS LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY FOR MIGRANTS FROM THE THREE REGIONS IN THE NORTHERN SECTOR OF GHANA RESIDENT IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 16, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/origin-destination-linkages-as-livelihood-strategy-for-migrants-from-the-three-regions-in-the-northern-sector-of-ghana-resident-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis-1

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "ORIGIN-DESTINATION LINKAGES AS LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY FOR MIGRANTS FROM THE THREE REGIONS IN THE NORTHERN SECTOR OF GHANA RESIDENT IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 03 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/origin-destination-linkages-as-livelihood-strategy-for-migrants-from-the-three-regions-in-the-northern-sector-of-ghana-resident-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis-1 . Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "ORIGIN-DESTINATION LINKAGES AS LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY FOR MIGRANTS FROM THE THREE REGIONS IN THE NORTHERN SECTOR OF GHANA RESIDENT IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 03 Apr. 2021. Web. 16 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/origin-destination-linkages-as-livelihood-strategy-for-migrants-from-the-three-regions-in-the-northern-sector-of-ghana-resident-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis-1 >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "ORIGIN-DESTINATION LINKAGES AS LIVELIHOOD STRATEGY FOR MIGRANTS FROM THE THREE REGIONS IN THE NORTHERN SECTOR OF GHANA RESIDENT IN THE CAPE COAST METROPOLIS" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed April 16, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/origin-destination-linkages-as-livelihood-strategy-for-migrants-from-the-three-regions-in-the-northern-sector-of-ghana-resident-in-the-cape-coast-metropolis-1