(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Assessing livelihood status of migrants from northern Ghana resident in the Obuasi Municipality

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

TANTE A. (1) ;
(1) Univ. of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, GHANA


This paper assesses livelihood status of permanent migrants resident in the Obuasi Municipality who hail from the northern parts of Ghana. The findings show no significant differences between migrants and indigenes in ownership of assets and consumer durable goods and housing quality. However, the indigenes earn relatively higher than the migrants due to access to various forms of capital and the influence of institutional structures and processes. But to the migrants, their livelihood status has improved since they have built houses, educated their children, remitted relations at home and have acquired some consumer durable goods. Improvement in the livelihood status of migrants could induce further north–south migration. There is therefore the need for government and other stakeholders to bridge the gap of unequal socio-economic development between the northern and southern parts of the country


Article of periodic

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

Editor : Springer, Heidelberg - ALLEMAGNE (1977)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 79, no5 [pp. 577-590]

Bibliographic references : 57 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl. cartes



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17887

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