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Perspectives on migration patterns in Ghana's mining industry

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  • Nyame, Frank K.
  • Andrew Grant, J.
  • Yakovleva, Natalia
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    This paper examines migration patterns in Ghana's mining sector, and briefly highlights linkages between stages of mine development and migration flows. The growth, stagnation and closure phases of mine development may each be characterised by distinct migration patterns. The paper concludes with policy-relevant implications of the dynamics of migration patterns in the mining sector, arguing in particular that Ghana is, in addition to traditionally being a country of destination, becoming a transit area for prospective migrant miners.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Resources Policy.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1-2 ()
    Pages: 6-11

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:34:y:2009:i:1-2:p:6-11

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    Keywords: Migration Ghana Mining;

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    Cited by:
    1. Ross, Brad & Dessureault, Sean & Rieber, Michael, 2011. "The Tucson Mineral Show and the market for collector minerals: The potential for artisanal and small scale miners," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 168-177, June.
    2. Elaine Lawson & Gloria Bentil, 2014. "Shifting sands: changes in community perceptions of mining in Ghana," Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 217-238, February.

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