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Title: Coping with Vulnerability to Environmental Hazards in Central Gonja District: Case Study of Buipe and Yapei
Authors: Dari, Theresa
Issue Date: 10-Dec-2013
Abstract: The study investigated how the migration and characteristics of the people of Buipe and Yapei affect their access to key assets and their ability to cope with vulnerability to flooding. The variables investigated included gender, ethnicity, age and religion. The residency period of the people were also investigated. Direct observation, focus group discussions, questionnaires and interviews were methods employed for data collection from a sample of 152 households at Buipe and 65 households at Yapei. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used in analyzing the data. The test used to determine the relationship of the variables was the chi square. The analysis showed that most of the respondents lacked access to key assets. Lack of access to these key assets affects their ability to anticipate, resist and recover from floods. At both Buipe and Yapei the most vulnerable groups were females, the aged and migrants. However, Traditionalists were the most vulnerable at Buipe whilst at Yapei the most vulnerable were Christians. The study showed that respondents at Yapei were more vulnerable to floods than those at Buipe.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Department of Geography and Rural Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Philosophy, March-2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/5374
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