The Costs and Benefits of Children's Independent Migration from Northern to Southern Ghana.


The general objective of this study is to investigate the current dimension of the north-south migration in Ghana for the purpose of ascertaining the extent to which it constitutes costs or benefits for the migrant, family and the nation. The study uses data collected from a survey of autonomous child migrants in Accra and Kumasi. These are migrants specifically from the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions of Ghana who are currently resident in Accra and Kumasi. Data were also collected through in-depth interview of child migrant households at selected districts of origin in the Northern Region where a large proportion of the child migrants who were interviewed came from.


Paper presented to "Children and Youth in Emerging and Transforming Societies - CHILDHOODS 2005’, 29 June-3 July, Oslo, Norway. 57 pp.

The Costs and Benefits of Children’s Independent Migration from Northern to Southern Ghana.

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