David Ansong

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PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Ansong, D., Chowa, A., & Sherraden, M. (2015). Household assets, academic expectations, and academic performance among Ghanaian junior high school students: Investigating mediation. Children and Youth Services Review, 50, 101-110.  doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2015.01.016


Ansong, D., Chowa, G., & Adjabeng, B. (In press). Spatial Analysis of the distribution and determinants of Bank Branch Presence in Ghana.  International Journal of Bank Marketing


Chowa, G., Ansong, D., & Despard, M. (2014). Financial Capabilities: Multilevel Modeling of the Impact of Internal and External Capabilities on Rural Households. Social Work Research.  doi: 10.1093/swr/svu002


Ansong, D., Chowa, G., & Grinstein-Weiss, M. (2013). Future Orientation as a Mediator between Assets and Perceived Household Economic Stability: A Structural Equation Modeling Approach. Social Work Research, 37(2), 147-158. doi: 10.1093/swr/svt012


Chowa, G., Masa, R., Wretman, C., & Ansong, D. (2013). The Impact of Household Possessions on Youth's Academic Achievement in the Ghana YouthSave Experiment: A Propensity Score Analysis.Economics of Education Review, 33, 69-81.


Lesorogol, C., Chowa, G., & Ansong, D. (2013). Inheritance or Education? An investigation of predictors of mobility out of poverty among pastoralists in Samburu District, Kenya. Journal of Developing Societies, 29(2), 213-232.


Chowa, G., Masa, R., & Ansong, D. (2012). Determinants of saving among low-income individuals in rural Uganda: Evidence from AssetsAfrica. Advances in Applied Sociology, 2(4), 280-291. DOI: 10.4236/aasoci.2012.24037


Lesorogol, C., Chowa, G., & Ansong, D. (2011). Livestock inheritance and education: Attitudes and decision-making among Samburu pastoralists. Nomadic Peoples, 15(12): 82-103


Chowa, G., & Ansong, D. (2010). Student directed projects: An international case study for Social Work education. Journal of Social Work Education, 46(2): 285-291


Ansong, D., & Chowa, G. (2010). Youth savings preferences and the potential for asset accumulation: The case of Masindi, Uganda. The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher, 22(3): 402-419


Chowa, G., Ansong, D., & Masa, R. (2010). Assets and child well-being in developing countries: A research review. Children and Youth Services Review, 32:1508-1519.


Chowa, G., & Ansong, D. (2010). Youth and savings in AssetsAfrica. Children and Youth Services Review, 32: 1591-1596.


RESEARCH BRIEFS

Ansong, D. & Chowa, G. A. N. (2013). Visual demonstration of academic performance and parental involvement in Ghana (YouthSave Research Brief 13-21). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.


Sherraden, M. S., & Ansong, D. (2013). Conceptual development of the CYFI Model of Children and Youth as Economic Citizens (CSD Research Report 13-03). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.


Sherraden, M. S., & Ansong, D. (2013). Research evidence on the CYFI Model of Children and Youth as Economic Citizens (CSD Research Report 13-04). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.


Chowa, G. A. N., Ansong, D., & Osei-Akoto, I. (2012). Parental involvement and academic performance in Ghana (YouthSave Research Brief 12-42). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.


PRESENTATIONS

Nam, J., & Ansong, D. (2015, January). The Impact of Parents' Savings on Their Children's Future Education. Paper presented at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, New Orleans, LA


Ansong, D. (2014, November). Savings Patterns and Performance in Ghana: Early Findings from the YouthSave Research Project. Paper presented at the Aflatoun symposium titled Children and Youth Economic Empowerment: Aligning Research, Policy & Practice. The Hague, Netherlands, November 18, 2014


Chowa, G., Despard, M., Ansong, D., & Masa, R. (2012, January). Closing the gap between evaluation and practice in youth economic empowerment. Paper presented at Making Cents International Brown Bag Session, Washington, DC.


Masa, R., Chowa, A., & Ansong, D. (2012, January). Determinants of Saving among Low-income Rural Households in Uganda. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Washington, DC.


Ansong, D. (2010, May). Promoting Financial Inclusion in Ghana: Spatial Analysis of the Availability and Accessibility of Banks. Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis


Petra, M. M., Ansong, D., & Cunningham-Williams, R. M. (2011, February). The Utility of Collateral Informants for Validating Self-Reported Gambling Behavior: A Meta-Analysis. Poster presentation for the Graduate Research Symposium, Washington University in St. Louis, MO.


Chowa G.A.N. & Ansong, D. (2010). Understanding the financial capability for the youth in AssetsAfrica: The case of Masindi, Uganda. Global Youth Enterprise and Livelihoods Development Conference. Washington D.C. September 14-16, 2010


Chowa, G.A.N., & Ansong, D. (2010). Youth savings in AssetsAfrica. Child Development Accounts: Research and Policy Symposium: St Louis, November 12- 14, 2008


Chowa, G.A.N., Ansong, D., & Masa, R. (2010). Assets and child well-being in developing countries: A research review. Child Development Accounts: Research and Policy Symposium: St Louis, November 12- 14, 2008


RESEARCH REPORTS

Johnson, L., Lee, Y., Ansong, D., Sherraden, M., Chowa, G., Ssewamala, F., . . . Saavedra, J. (2015). Youth Savings Patterns and Performance in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal: YouthSave Research Report 2015 (YouthSave Research Report, CSD Publication 15-01). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development


Chowa, G. A. N., 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.


Sherraden, M. S., & Ansong, D. (2013). Conceptual development of the CYFI Model of Children and Youth as Economic Citizens (CSD Research Report 13-03). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.


Sherraden, M. S., & Ansong, D. (2013). Research evidence on the CYFI Model of Children and Youth as Economic Citizens (CSD Research Report 13-04). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.


Masa, R., Zou, L., Sherraden, M., Chowa, G., Ssewamala, F., Ansong, D., Johnson, L., Sherraden, M. (2010). Youth savings: Initial insights from the demand side (Research Brief, CSD publication No. 10-11). Center for Social Development. Washington University in St. Louis.


Ansong, D. (2009). Ghana country assessment for Youth Development Accounts (CSD Country Brief 09-39). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.


PAPERS IN PROGRESS

Chowa, G., Ansong, D., & Habiba, M. (2007). Asset outcomes for women and children: A research review (CSD Working Paper No. 07-28). St. Louis: Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Social Development.


Lesorogol, C., Chowa, G., & Ansong, D. (2011). Livestock or the Pen: The Effects of Inheritance and Education on Poverty Among Pastoralists. Chronic Poverty Research Centre Working Paper No. 188. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1775785


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