Are migrant households better off than non-migrant households? Evidence from Ghana

Awumbila, Mariama, Teye, Joseph Kofi, Litchfield, Julie, Boakye-Yiadom, Louis, Deshingkar, Priya and Quartey, Peter (2015) Are migrant households better off than non-migrant households? Evidence from Ghana. Working Paper. Migrating out of Poverty, Brighton.

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Abstract

We present preliminary descriptive statistics and analysis on migrants and their families left behind using a new household survey of Ghana. We provide a profile of current migrants and their households and explore the determinants of migration. Our research suggests that poverty and migration are linked, with poverty determining where households migrate to, and that migration is generally held to be of benefit to households, particularly those with male migrants. Future research will model the counterfactual and seek to estimate to what extent households are better off from having a migrant, and why.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Working Paper 28
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Economics
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Migration Research
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Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 12:03
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 12:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/64691

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