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Gains and Losses from Internal Migration: Evidence from Migrant-Sending Households in Ghana.

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dc.contributor.author Awumbila, M.
dc.contributor.author Boayke-Yiadom, L.
dc.contributor.author Egger, E.
dc.contributor.author Litchfield, J.
dc.contributor.author Teye, J. K.
dc.contributor.author Yeboah, C.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-23T12:24:38Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-23T12:24:38Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Mariama Awumbila, Louis Boakye-Yiadom, Eva-Maria Egger, Julie Litchfield, Joseph Kofi Teye and Collins Yeboah. Gains and Losses from Internal Migration: Evidence from Migrant-Sending Households in Ghana Migrating out of Poverty RPC Working Paper No. 44 Migrating out of Poverty Consortium, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK (2016) 43p en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/27021
dc.description.abstract Migration is a common strategy adopted to escape poverty and improve living standards, but it is not without risks and there are no guarantees of success. The authors analyse the impact of migration on the welfare of migrant-sending households in Ghana by exploring what their living standards might have been had their migrant members remained at home. They do this by estimating a counterfactual consumption distribution for households with migrants. They examine the importance of selection bias and compare results obtained with and without selection controls. They illustrate how sensitive conclusions about the welfare gains of migration are to the decision to address selection issues. They present preliminary results which suggest that estimated gains are sensitive to whether and how theyaddress selection bias. While the uncorrected results suggest an average gain from migration for households with migrants, once they control for potential selection bias they find that on average households with migrants are worse off than they might have been had their members stayed at home. Their selection corrected results also suggest that initially better off households are more likely to experience gains from migration and that poorer households lose out. Their results are consistent with qualitative research conducted with a small sample of migrants from our migrant-sending households. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Migrating out of Poverty Consortium, University of Sussex, Brighton en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries working paper no.44;
dc.subject Gains en_US
dc.subject Losses en_US
dc.subject Internal Migration en_US
dc.subject Migrant-Sending Households en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Gains and Losses from Internal Migration: Evidence from Migrant-Sending Households in Ghana. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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