Author

Lissa Johnson

Additional Authors

Lee, YungSoo; Ansong, David; Sherraden, Margaret S.; Sherraden, Michael; Chowa, Gina; Ssewamala, Fred; Zou, Li; Njenga, Moses; Kieyah, Joseph; Osei-Akoto, Isaac; Sharma, Sharad; Manandhar, Jyoti; Rodriguez Orgales, Catherine; Merchán, Federico; Saavedra, Juan ;

Publication Date

10-2-2015

Summary

If provided an opportunity to save via formal financial services, do youth in developing countries participate, save, and accumulate assets? This was one of the key questions asked in YouthSave. Savings accounts were created in four developing countries, targeting youth aged 12 to 18 years from predominantly low-income households. This brief highlights research findings on account uptake and savings from the Savings Demand Assessment (SDA).

Document Type

Research Brief

Category

Financial Inclusion

Subarea

Global Asset Building

Original Citation

Johnson, L., Lee, Y., Ansong, D., Sherraden, M. S., Chowa, G. A. N., Ssewamala, F., … Saavedra, J. (2015, September). Youth savings patterns and performance in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal: Key findings (CSD Research Brief No. 15-55). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7936/K7MP52T6

Project

YouthSave

Keywords

Africa, Asia, asset building, child development account, child savings, Colombia, financial education, financial incentives, Ghana, Kenya, Nepal, YouthSave

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