(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Patterns of population change in Ghana (1984-2000) : urbanization and frontier development

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Kobenhavn, DANEMARK


The population dynamics is addressed on the urban and regional levels. Potential driving forces for rapid population growth related to size, location, accessibility and facility counts are examined using bivariate and multivariate analysis. An index of weighted accessibility relative to other urban localities provides significant explanation at the national level. At the regional level, population development is analyzed to provide insight into the rural-urban relations. The level of urbanization is steadily increasing but varies between regions. Western region has experienced one of the highest population growth rates, due to its status as a frontier for cocoa production


Article of periodic

published at : GeoJournal / ISSN 0343-2521 / CODEN GEOJDQ

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 73, no4 [pp. 307-320]

Bibliographic references : 23 ref.

Collation : 2 fig., 10 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

Digital Object Identifier

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