Research Show Rural-Urban Migrants Enjoy Massive Benefits

Research Show Rural-Urban Migrants Enjoy Massive Benefits

A research by University of Sussex in partnership with the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana has revealed that people who move from rural to urban areas enjoy massive benefits which improve their economic status.

According to the findings migrating from rural to urban areas have substantial economic benefits.

The research surveyed 1,412 households in the Volta, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions.

The research also revealed that the migrants are gaining in terms of real income as well as other social benefits.

These include marriage, child bearing, family formation and education.

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Over 46% of the migrants admitted that their families would have been worse off if they had not migrated.

One of the migrants who sells khebab said he has built a five bedroom house for his family in the north and has acquired another plot to build in Accra.

The research was funded by UK’s Department for International Development.

 

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