The dynamics of north-south migration in Ghana: perspectives of Nandom migrants in Accra

Bosiakoh, Thomas Antwi, Tuota, Cyril Abe-ifaa, Marfo, Sylvia Ohene and Andoh, Paul (2014) The dynamics of north-south migration in Ghana: perspectives of Nandom migrants in Accra. Ghanaian Journal of Economics, 2 97-118.

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Author Bosiakoh, Thomas Antwi
Tuota, Cyril Abe-ifaa
Marfo, Sylvia Ohene
Andoh, Paul
Title The dynamics of north-south migration in Ghana: perspectives of Nandom migrants in Accra
Journal name Ghanaian Journal of Economics
ISSN 2309-8945
Publication date 2014-12-20
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2
Start page 97
End page 118
Total pages 22
Place of publication Wits, South Africa
Publisher Witwatersrand University Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract This paper re-visits the old north-south migration discourse in Ghana by focusing on Nandom youth migrants in Accra. It explores the perspectives of resident Nandom youth migrants in Accra with emphasis on three key issues, namely perception, predisposing factors and impacts of their southern migration project on the Nandom community. Empirical field results show a multiplicity of factors undergirding the migration decision of Nandom youths in Accra. While both positive and negative perceptions emerge from the study regarding seasonal, long term and return migration of Nandom youths in Accra, the entire migratory project demonstrates a livelihood pursuit. Additionally, we identify a ‘suitcase’ of remittance types, the different kinds of remittance recipients and usages and also the conditions under which these migrants remitted. The discussion on remittances provides a platform for understanding the impact of their southward migratory project on the Nandom community
Keyword North-south migration
Migration perception
Migration impacts
Nandom
Ghana
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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