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Title:Inter-migration - a measurement of its economic motivations and regional applications in tropical Africa
Author:Engmann, E.V.T.
Periodical:The Kenyan Geographer
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:internal migration
regional disparity
Abstract:The crucial role which economic motivation plays in migration in tropical Africa is acknowledged, yet its analysis has been limited. By the use of interregional migration data on Ghana it has been shown first, that the subregions which offer the most economic motivation for migration, also have the most advanced economies; second, that the number of migrants between origin node and destination node varies as the degree of economic motivation. On the basis of the degree of economic motivation for migration between any pair of regions the constituent political regions have been arranged in ordinal scale reflecting degrees of economic development as follows: the Greater Accra, Brong-Ahafo, Western, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern, Central Volta and Upper Regions. Ref., tab.