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Understanding households’ livelihood choices, wealth, and poverty in Accra, Ghana

Understanding households’ livelihood choices, wealth, and poverty in Accra, Ghana

Abraham, Ernest and Martin, Adrienne (2016) Understanding households’ livelihood choices, wealth, and poverty in Accra, Ghana. Development in Practice, 26 (3). pp. 387-402. ISSN 0961-4524 (Print), 1364-9213 (Online) (doi:10.1080/09614524.2016.1150417)

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Abstract

This article reports on a study that aimed to deepen understanding of the factors which influence livelihood choices, and perceptions of wealth and poverty, in Accra, Ghana. Focus group discussions and household surveys were held in ten selected communities. Although parents are able to influence their households’ livelihood choices, the prevailing socio-economic circumstances are more likely to determine what household members are likely to do. Perceptions of wealth and poverty are influenced by factors both internal and external to households, indicating the complexity and variety of interrelated assets which the poor depend on for their livelihoods.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Development in Practice vol.26/iss.3/pub. online on 5 April 2016, available online: 10.1080/09614524.2016.1150417
Uncontrolled Keywords: Labour, Livelihoods, Africa, Ghana, Water
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Development Studies Research Group
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2017 00:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: GREAT c
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/14906

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