Narratives of Migration Complex Answers of a Society in Transformation, Ghana

Type

Unpublished thesis

Author

Ataamvari Adaawen, S.

Title

Narratives of Migration – Complex Answers of a Society in Transformation, Ghana

Year

2015

Academic dept

Angefertigt mit Genehmigung der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakult├Ąt der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universit├Ąt Bonn

University

Bonn University

Abstract

The research acknowledges that the effects of environmental risks on livelihoods and economic motivations cannot entirely be absolved in the explanation of migration dynamics in the study area. It is, however, stressed that the migration phenomenon is inalienably part of the socio-cultural and economic or oganisation of rural communities in northern Ghana. The overemphasis of environmental risk factors and natural resources scarcity as the primary causes of migration in the area may therefore be insufficient and unsustainable. This is because migration is rooted in the minds of people and hence will continue to be persistent irrespective of the environmental, climatic and agricultural situation in the area. In view of this, the research therefore makes several policy recommendations at dealing with the loss of human capital, poverty reduction, bridging the north-south development gap in the country and improving agriculture as well as effective environmental management.

Citation

Ataamvari Adaawen, S. (2015). Narratives of Migration – Complex Answers of a Society in Transformation, Ghana. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Bonn University, Bonn, Germany.

Available

http://hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de/2016/4360/4360a.pdf

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