Tied to migrants : transnational influences on the economy of Accra, Ghana

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Tied to migrants : transnational influences on the economy of Accra, Ghana

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: Tied to migrants : transnational influences on the economy of Accra, Ghana
Author: Smith,L.
Pages: 256
Publisher: African Studies Centre, Leiden
Issue Date: 2007
Keywords: Ghana; social networks; emigrants; urban economy; dissertations (form)
Abstract: This book provides an in-depth exploraton of how transnational relationships of urban dwellers with (international) migrants influence economic activities in Accra, the capital of Ghana. These transnational relationships enable urban people to avoid - or else overcome - crises and help them establish or expand businesses. The same relationships also enable migrants to invest theirs savings in an urban economy in their country of origin, aiding their eventual return. The book argues that it is of crucial importance to take into account the role that local people - here those based in Accra - play in migrant activities in their countries of origin. [ASC Leiden abstract]
Series/Report no.: African studies collection, ISSN 1876-018X ; 5
ISBN: 978-90-5448-074-7
Other Identifiers: oai:ascleiden.nl:075287668:224
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/12898
 

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