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Who takes advantage of mobility? Exploring the nexus between refugees’ movement, livelihoods and socioeconomic status in West Africa

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This article explores the nexus between mobility, livelihoods, and socioeconomic status of refugees in the Buduburam refugee settlement in Ghana. Currently, refugee livelihoods are increasingly characterized by multi-directional movement and multi-locality, coupled with complex social networks. Given the relative freedom of movement for refugees in Ghana and the subregion, certain groups in Buduburam were engaged in mobile livelihoods, including cross-border trading of cell phones, used cloth...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
International Development
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
African Geographical Review Journal website
Volume:
37
Issue:
2
Pages:
98-108
Publication date:
2017-07-10
Acceptance date:
2017-06-23
DOI:
EISSN:
2163-2642
ISSN:
1937-6812
Pubs id:
pubs:942320
URN:
uri:a0f502d5-4b34-44ce-8e9a-a5f70f0fa102
UUID:
uuid:a0f502d5-4b34-44ce-8e9a-a5f70f0fa102
Local pid:
pubs:942320

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