Briefs & Summaries Financial Inclusion Global Asset Building

Youth in the Ghana Experiment: Characteristics and Living Conditions

This brief focuses on the individual, social, and economic characteristics of youth and their families in the Ghana Experiment. Understanding these characteristics will help us examine how they influence the uptake of savings accounts and savings outcomes. This brief details the various characteristics of the sample and how they differ and compare to the general population. Results found that youth and their households in the YouthSave Ghana experiment are of lower-income than the general population. This will demonstrate the impacts of a youth savings intervention on this particular population.

Project: YouthSave


Chowa, G. A. N., Masa, R., & Osei-Akoto, I. (2012, July). Youth in the Ghana Experiment: Characteristics and living conditions (YouthSave Research Brief No. 12-35). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.