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Migration, Social Capital, and Health

Insights from Ghana and Uganda

  • Raymond Asare Tutu
  • Janice Desire Busingye

Part of the Global Perspectives on Health Geography book series (GPHG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Raymond Asare Tutu, Janice Desire Busingye
    Pages 1-22
  3. Raymond Asare Tutu, Janice Desire Busingye
    Pages 23-28
  4. Raymond Asare Tutu, Janice Desire Busingye
    Pages 29-41
  5. Raymond Asare Tutu, Janice Desire Busingye
    Pages 43-69
  6. Raymond Asare Tutu, Janice Desire Busingye
    Pages 71-96
  7. Raymond Asare Tutu, Janice Desire Busingye
    Pages 97-112
  8. Raymond Asare Tutu, Janice Desire Busingye
    Pages 113-135
  9. Raymond Asare Tutu, Janice Desire Busingye
    Pages 137-148
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 149-153

About this book

Introduction

This book brings readers the first scientific publication, using a mixed-method approach, on the internal migration dynamics regarding disease ecologies of informality and the interactions between social capital, lifestyles, health literacy, and health outcomes in the context of informal settlements in two developing countries - Ghana and Uganda. Through the prism of the concepts of place and scale, the book demonstrates the myriad of ways by which place or context directly and indirectly influence migrant's health knowledge, literacy, and outcomes in poor urban slums. Readers will learn about the multi-faceted linkages between social capital, acculturation, and health in places of deprivation via quantitative methods (e.g. surveys) and qualitative methods such as focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, concept mapping, and body health mapping. 

Chapters 1-2 provide an overview of internal migration into urban slums of Ghana and Uganda, and discuss the intersections between migration, social capital, and health in a global context. Chapters 3-7 address disease patterns, environmental risks to health, health literacy of migrants, social capital and acculturation, and social capital and health. The book will be of interest to professors and students, as well as policy makers in low to middle income countries for planning targeted interventions. 

Keywords

Internal migration Social capital Disease patterns Environmental health risks Health literacy Food safety Acculturation Health policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Raymond Asare Tutu
    • 1
  • Janice Desire Busingye
    • 2
  1. 1.Associate Professor of GeographyDelaware State UniversityDoverUSA
  2. 2.Senior Lecturer, Deputy Vice ChancellorKampala International UniversityKampalaUganda

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24693-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24692-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24693-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8005
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8013
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