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Title:Ghana: social, economic and political issues
Editor:Roscoe, Coleen
Year:2014
Pages:419
Language:English
Series:African political, economic and security issues series
City:New York
Publisher:Nova Science Publishers
ISBN:1633211088; 9781633211087; 1633211096; 9781633211094
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:social conditions
economic conditions
health care
social security
migration
political participation
Abstract:This book discusses topics on Ghana's social, economic and political issues. Chapters: From politics to tourism: pan-African connections, development and experiences of the historic African diaspora in Ghana (Kwaku Nti); Socio-economic impact of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa (Gloria Ankomah, Paul Ankomah, Trent Larson); Prevalence and predictors of symptoms of mental disorders (Isaac Addai, Antonio Rodriguez Andrees); Women in movement (Diana Højlund Madsen); Bragoro: a disappearing puberty rite of the Akan (Perpetual Crentsil); Wear and tear: on the use and value of iron in West Africa (Len Pole); Young people's motivation for civic engagement (Jones Adu-Gyamfi); Accidental injury of preschool children (Emma Weldon); Social welfare policy: current provisions, reach and challenges (Ahmed Bawa Kuyini); Regional assessment of agricultural residues for bioenergy production (Francis Kemausuor, Evans Yakah, Andreas Kamp); Transforming gender imbalances in decision making: voices from rural dwellers (Service Opare); Examining the sub-structures of Ghana's local government system under the decentralization program: performance and prospects (Service Opare); Ethnicity and political participation (Acheampong Yaw Amoateng, Tim B. Heaton); The nuclearization of Ghanaian families (Albert Kpoor); Migration of health professionals: trends, drivers and emerging issues (Joseph Kofi Teye, Mary Boatemaa Setrana, Abigail Agyeiwaa Acheampong); Achievements and challenges of the national health insurance scheme (Joseph Kofi Teye, Albert A. Arhin, Alhassan Sulemana Anamzoya); The effect of the 1987 education reforms on youth unemployment (I. K. Biney, I. Appeaning Addo, M. Abu); Livelihoods of beach seine fishers (F. K. E. Nunoo, B. Asiedu); Eight years of national health insurance: evaluation of the health financing sub-functions (E. Nsiah-Boateng and Alain Jousten); Rural-urban migration: a menace or blessing? (Mohammed Sulemana, Ibrahim Bin Ngah, M. Rafee Majid); Reciprocity in social networks of migrants: a study of migrants in Tema (Benzies Isaac Adu-Okoree, Frank S. Arku); Truck pushers: social misfits or urban transporters? (Eric Adjei Osei, Jones Adu-Gyamfi) [ASC Leiden abstract]
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