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The Effect of Remittances on Child Health Protection in Ghana

Abdallah Abdul-Mumuni


This study investigates the effect of remittances on child welfare clinic attendance in Ghana using the Ghana Living Standards Survey round six (GLSS 6) data. Poisson regression model is used for the analysis since child welfare clinic attendance constitutes count data. The study finds that remittances flow in the household has a positive and significant effect on child welfare clinic attendance thereby, improving child health protection. It is recommended that the government puts in place policies aimed at improving the money transfer services in the country and lower the transactions cost of remittances received especially, by lactating mothers. By this, they would be encouraged to take their children for child welfare clinic attendance regularly.


Poisson regression, child health, remittances, child welfare clinic.

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