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Chowa, G. | Ansong, D. | Masa, R. | Wu, S. | Ramos, Y. | Kimathi, M. B.
2014 | Ghana

Baseline survey of the third cohort: A supplemental report from the YouthSave Ghana Experiment

Financial Inclusion

This report supplements the Ghana Experiment baseline report (Chowa et al., 2012). It uses baseline survey data from a new cohortof 2,000 youth and 2,000 parents and guardians. This cohort was added in September 2013 to maintain statistical power of the Experiment, because delays in rolling out the youth savings product (treatment) meant that two cohorts from the original sample had either no or very brief (less than a month) exposure. The additional cohort is comprised of 20 randomly selected incoming 7th-grade students at each ofthe100 schools within the YouthSave Ghana Experiment. This report presents baseline findings of the new cohort. Baseline data on the additional cohort were collected from September to October 2013 by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana. The youth survey used the same questionnaire from the experiment, which includes questions about demographics, household characteristics, education, health, financial capability, asset ownership, and future aspirations and expectations. The experiment also contains a survey for parents or guardians, which includes questions on household socioeconomic characteristics and youth’s education, health, psychosocial, and financial well-being.




Chowa, G., Ansong, D., Masa, R., Wu, S., Ramos, Y., & Kimathi, M. B. (2014).Baseline survey of the third cohort: A supplemental report from the YouthSave Ghana Experiment. (YouthSave Research Report 14-26). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.