Migration’s Income and Poverty Impact
In estimating the impact of migration on income and poverty, existing studies have typically overlooked the fact that migration changes the size of the household. The ‘corrected’ impact that takes the change in household size into account is presented analytically and is estimated on the basis of data from Ghana’s GLSS household survey. The latter is shown to be equal to 2.6 to 4.6 times the impact obtained from standard analysis.
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