Changing Patterns of Ghanaian Migration

D. Schans*, Valentina Mazzucato, B. Schoumaker, M.L. Flahaux

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This chapter explores trends in migration and return from ghana between 1975–2008. Taking advantage of the mafe (migration between africa and europe) data, it offers rare quantitative evidence on the characteristics of migration from ghana. The results show that migrant realities are complex, change over time and can involve back and forth movements between countries. Migrants are found to frequently circulate between a destination country and ghana, be it for visits or for longer periods but without a definitive return. This suggests evidence of transnational lifestyles. Nevertheless, the opportunity to return is not equal for all migrants as our results show.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigration between Africa and Europe
EditorsC. Beauchemin
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-69569-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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