Date of Award

1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Geography

Keywords

Geography.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This study departs from conventional migration research tradition in that it examines migration behaviour from evidence obtained from migrants art their destination, Koforidua, and also from non-migrants at the home origins of the migrants. Firstly, we tried to assess the significance of individual level factors and the areal/contextual variable of distance in determining the likelihood of out-migration. Secondly, we attempted to disaggregate our operationalization of the migration decision-making process into two stages: (i) the decision to move out of the home village and (ii) the selection of Koforidua as a destination. Lastly, we also provided evidence on the reasons why the non-migrants do not migrate, an issue that is often neglected in migration studies. In the first stage, logit analysis was used in the identification of the important determinants of out-migration. In stage two, the subjective approach was used to ascertain the factors influencing the migrational behaviour of the survey population. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Geography. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .A483. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0523. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.

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