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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 3)
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Poverty Measurements in Small-scale Fisheries of Ghana: A Step towards Poverty Eradication

Berchie Asiedu, Francis K.E. Nunoo, Patrick K. Ofori-Danson, Daniel B. Sarpong and Ussif R. Sumaila
Corresponding Author:  Berchie Asiedu 

Key words:  Inland, marine, marginalization, poverty line, poverty, small-scale fisheries, vulnerability
Vol. 5 , (3): 75-90
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December 10, 2012 January 21, 2013 May 25, 2013
Abstract:

This study examined measurements of poverty in small-scale fishing communities of Ghana using FGT techniques and the Sumaila Relative Poverty Indices. Findings show that poverty head-count index was between 35.5% and 50% using the Local Poverty line and up to 80% using the International Poverty line. In terms of vulnerability, irrespective of the main fishing activity, community (rural or urban) and habitat of fishery resources (freshwater or marine), fishers were facing identical sources of vulnerability. Marginalization indicators were relatively better in the urban fishing communities (90%) than in the rural fishing communities (50%-80%).
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Berchie Asiedu, Francis K.E. Nunoo, Patrick K. Ofori-Danson, Daniel B. Sarpong and Ussif R. Sumaila, 2013. Poverty Measurements in Small-scale Fisheries of Ghana: A Step towards Poverty Eradication.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 5(3): 75-90.
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