Children's Independent Migration from Northeastern to Central Ghana.


This report discusses the findings of research carried out in Ghana with independent child migrants and the parents of child migrants. The research was carried out between May and July of 2004 and aimed to build on research conducted with children in 2000-2001 in a farming village in the north-east of Ghana.

One section of the report provides information regarding the area from which the migrant children originate, and in particular the village in which the interviews with the parents of child migrants and return migrants were conducted. Although not all the current migrant children interviewed originate from this village it is broadly characteristic of the area from which all the children interviewed originate. The following section provides details of the manner in which the research was carried out, including some of the methodological and ethical issues that emerged. The next section provides a broad summary of all the findings of the research. The final section discusses aspects of the research which are of particular consequence.


DRC Research Reports, Sussex, UK, DRC on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty, 65 pp.

Children’s Independent Migration from Northeastern to Central Ghana.

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