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Prof. Stephen Owusu Kwankye

Status: Associate Professor
Qualification: Ph.D; M.A; M.Phil Population Studies (Ghana); B.A. Geography (Ghana)
Department or Unit: Regional Institute of Population Studies
Email: kwankyes@ug.edu.gh
Area of Research Interest:
Independent child migration, Population and development interrelationships, Fertility and adolescent/youth reproductive health, Demographic data collection, particularly the civil registration system

List of recent publications

  • Kwankye, S.O. (2012). Transition into adulthood: experiences of return independent child migrants in northern Ghana. Omnes The Journal of Multicultural Society. Vol.3 No.1, pp. 1-24.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2011). Independent North–South Child Migration as a Parental Investment in Northern Ghana. Population, Space and Place. Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI: 10.1002/psp.682.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2010). The Social and Reproductive Health Implications of Independent North-South Child Migration in Ghana. Research Review. NS 26.2, 19-27.
  • Kwankye S.O (2010). Population growth and Agricultural Development in the Afram Plains of Ghana. In: Codjoe, SNA (Ed) Population-Environment Nexus in Ghana: A Case Study of Afram Plains, pp. 22-53. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken.
  • S O. Kwankye, J.K. Anarfi, C.A. Tagoe and A. Castaldo (2009). "Independent North-South Child Migration in Ghana: The Decision Making Process". Sussex Centre for Migration Research Working Paper T-29. February.
  • Stephen O. Kwankye, John K. Anarfi, Cynthia Addoquaye Tagoe and Adriana Castaldo (2009). "Coping Strategies of Independent Child Migrants from Northern Ghana to Southern Cities" in S. Rajagopalan (ed) Rural-urban Migration: Trends, Challenges and Strategies. The Isfai University Press, India, pp. 171-197.
  • Kwankye, S.O. and Tagoe, C.A. (2009). City Life outside the Home: The Experience of Independent Child Migrants in Ghana. Independent Child Migration in Ghana. Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (eds), Accra, Ghana, pp. 132-170.
  • Kwankye, S.O. and Tagoe, C.A. (2009). Returning Home and Re-integrating as an Independent Child Migrant in Ghana. Independent Child Migration in Ghana. Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (eds), Accra, Ghana, pp. 206-247.
  • Kwankye, S.O. (2007). Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Ghana: Some Results from a Survey of Cape Coast and Mankrong. Population, Health and Development in Ghana: Attaining the Millennium Development Goals. Chuks J. Mba and Stephen O. Kwankye (eds); pp. 53-90.
  • Stephen O. Kwankye, John K. Anarfi, Cynthia Addoquaye Tagoe and Adriana Castaldo. 2007. Coping Strategies of Independent Child Migrants from Northern Ghana to Southern Cities". Migration DRC WP-T23. November.
  • Stephen O. Kwankye and Eric Augustt (2007) "Media Exposure and Reproductive Health Behaviour Among Young Females in Ghana" African Population Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, December, pp. 77-106.
  • Stephen O. Kwankye, Nyarko, P.E. and Anarfi J.K. (2007). "Empirical estimation of the completeness of death registration in Greater Accra Region, Ghana, 1999-2001". African Population Studies Special Issue on Exploiting Alternative and Scarcely Tapped Sources of Vital Statistics in Africa, June, pp. 7-35.
  • Stephen O. Kwankye and Mba, C.J. (2007) "Analysis of customary marriage statistics in Accra metropolis, Ghana, 2003-2006". African Population Studies Special Issue on Exploiting Alternative and Scarcely Tapped Sources of Vital Statistics in Africa, June, pp. 59-77.
  • Chuks J. Mba and Stephen O. Kwankye (eds) (2007). "Adolescent Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Ghana: Some Results from a Survey of Cape Coast and Mankrong". Population, Health and Development in Ghana: Attaining the Millennium Development Goals. pp. 53-90.
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