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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 8 | Page No.: 620-627
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.620.627
Determinants of the Estimation of Return Migration Propensities among Young People in the Face of Risk: Accra, Ghana
Raymond A. Tutu

Abstract:
The objective of this study was to assess the factors that influence young migrant’s duration of stay in a high risk environment. Studies on return migration have predominantly focused on former migrants who have return to their home countries, in the case of international migration, or former migrants who have returned to their villages or hometowns, in the case of internal migration. Differing from the predominant cases in this literature, this study, examined the determinants of the estimation of return migration propensities among young migrants in a slum in the city of Accra (place of destination). Drawing on the concepts of urban environmental vulnerability or risks and human encumberments, this study explained the justification for analyzing the determinants of estimated return migration propensities in a slum setting. Using ordinal regression, this study undertake multivariate analysis of the determinants of return migration among young migrants in the face of risks and stressors at the place of destination. It was found that sex, marital intentions of young migrants, the current income being earned, whether an individual is learning a trade or not and whether young migrants know where to go to get information concerning how to deal with stressors are statistically significant and in fact, are the proximate determinants of the estimation of return migration propensities.
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Raymond A. Tutu , 2010. Determinants of the Estimation of Return Migration Propensities among Young People in the Face of Risk: Accra, Ghana. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 620-627.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.620.627

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2010.620.627

 
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