EFFECTS OF RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION IN GHANA (A CASE STUDY OF ACCRA METROPOLIS)

By Samuel Obeng
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By Samuel Obeng

7/15/2009 9:17:26 PM -

CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Background of the Study

The demographic literature on internal migration in the developing world is filled with generally accepted ideas about the type of people who are more likely to move, the determinants of moving, and the consequences of mobility. Yet the empirical evidence on which these assumptions are based remains thin. Few censuses or surveys give us adequate information for understanding migration patterns and timing and its relation to other life cycle processes. Although some excellent surveys have collected data on migration in other settings, solid quantitative data on migration in sub-Saharan Africa has been particularly lacking.

This project therefore begins to fill that research gap by analyzing migration patterns in Ghana using event history analysis methods with data collected using a life history calendar (LHC).

This allows for the analysis of demographic changes for all adults in the sample on a year-by year basis. Thus, it gives not only the sequence of migration in relation to other social and demographic changes, but also more precise timing of these events than is generally available from standard census or survey questions about current and past place of residence.

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