Internal migration and rural service provision in northern Ghana

Abstract: The effect of the level of district rural services on rural-urban migration was studied in Northern Ghana. It was found that rural service improvements aimed at reducing economic isolation can enhance labour mobility and free up on-farm labour for migration by lowering transaction costs.

Author(s): Wouterse, Fleur

Source(s): , IFPRI discussion paper; 952 v, 17 p., ill., tabs IFPRI discussion paper 952

Published: 2010 International food policy research institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC [etc.] (English

ISBN/ISSN: /

Link: http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/ifpridp00952.pdf

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