Econometric Modelling Of the Effects Of Intersectoral Labour Mobility On Deforestation in Ghana, 1970-99.

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dc.contributor.advisor Fosu, K.Y.
dc.contributor.advisor Sarpong, D.B.
dc.contributor.author Owusu, V.
dc.contributor.other University of Ghana, College of Basic and Applied Sciences, School of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-09T10:53:48Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-13T16:06:35Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-09T10:53:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-13T16:06:35Z
dc.date.issued 2001-07
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/5136
dc.description Thesis (MPhil)-University of Ghana en_US
dc.description.abstract The study analyses the effects of intersectoral labour mobility between agricultural and non-agricultural sectors on deforestation in Ghana. It is based on annual time series data covering the period 1970—99. The study describes the basic determinants of intersectoral labour mobility and deforestation and estimates the magnitudes o f the effects of their determinants in Ghana. The empirical results show that the effects of intersectoral labour mobility between agricultural and non-agricultural sectors on the environment is weak in the long run but statistically strong in the short-run. Furthermore, unemployment rate in the non-agricultural sector has contributed to the slow down o f intersectoral labour mobility to the non-agricultural sector. In addition, the increased rural population pressure on land has tended to increase the forest area cleared for agriculture. The study also observed that the producer price of cocoa tended to exert a significant positive effect on deforestation through agricultural expansion. This result suggests, inter alia, that polices which tend to provide incentives to farmers and encourage the use of improved technologies which stimulates increased productivity in the cocoa sector will reduce pressure on land and slow down the rate of deforestation in Ghana. Other policy recommendations and suggestions for future research are also made in the study. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 100p.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.title Econometric Modelling Of the Effects Of Intersectoral Labour Mobility On Deforestation in Ghana, 1970-99. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.rights.holder University of Ghana


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