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Parental Involvement and Academic Performance in Ghana

YouthSave is a four-country study targeted for young people ages 12 to 18 living predominantly in low-income households. A key question of the YouthSave Ghana Experiment is how savings and other factors impact educational outcomes. This brief reports data from the ongoing YouthSave Ghana Experiment to offer preliminary findings of the extent of parental involvement in children’s schooling and how socio-demographic factors are associated with parental

Findings support previous studies that parental involvement is still generally low but becoming more prevalent. This data provides a baseline to determine the independent impact of YSAs on youth education performance in the future. 

Project: YouthSave


Chowa, G. A. N., Ansong, D., & Osei-Akoto, I. (2012, December). Parental involvement and academic performance in Ghana (YouthSave Research Brief No. 12-42). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.