Rural-urban linkages and welfare: the case of Ghana's migration and remittance flows

  • Louis Boakye-Yiadom

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


In spite of the prevalence of rural-urban interactions in developing countries, much remains to be learnt about their welfare impacts. This thesis extends the discussion on rural-urban linkages by examining – for Ghana – two of the main forms of such interactions: migration and remittance flows. The study explores factors influencing migration and remittance flows, and also evaluates the impacts of these linkages on poverty and consumption welfare, using data from the 1998/99 Ghana Living Standards Survey. A key feature of the analyses is the construction of counterfactual scenarios and the application of a methodology that adjusts for selectivity bias.
Date of Award1 Mar 2008
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Bath
SupervisorAndrew McKay (Supervisor)


  • Ghana
  • urban
  • migration
  • welfare
  • rural
  • remittances

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