Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.07.013
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dc.titleSocial capital, savings, and educational performance of orphaned adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa
dc.contributor.authorSsewamala, F.M.
dc.contributor.authorKarimli, L.
dc.contributor.authorHan, C.-K.
dc.contributor.authorIsmayilova, L.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-01T10:20:36Z
dc.date.available2016-06-01T10:20:36Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.identifier.citationSsewamala, F.M., Karimli, L., Han, C.-K., Ismayilova, L. (2010-12). Social capital, savings, and educational performance of orphaned adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa. Children and Youth Services Review 32 (12) : 1704-1710. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.07.013
dc.identifier.issn01907409
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/124541
dc.description.abstractWe examine the impact of social capital on savings and educational performance of orphaned adolescents participating in a family-level economic strengthening program in Uganda. Findings indicate that if given the opportunity, poor families in Uganda will use financial institutions to save for the education of their adolescent youth. Moreover, although the results are mixed, overall, adolescents with higher levels of social capital and social support, including participation in youth groups, are likely to report better saving performance compared to their counterparts with lower levels of social capital and social support. The results point to: (1) the role for family-economic strengthening programs specifically focused on improving the educational outcomes of orphaned adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, and (2) the need for adolescents to be encouraged to participate in youth groups since these groups seem to offer the much needed supportive informal institutional structure for positive adolescent outcomes. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectChildren savings accounts
dc.subjectFamily economic strengthening
dc.subjectMicrofinance
dc.subjectOrphaned children
dc.subjectSocial capital
dc.subjectSocial support
dc.subjectSub-Saharan africa
dc.subjectUganda
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSOCIAL WORK
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.childyouth.2010.07.013
dc.description.sourcetitleChildren and Youth Services Review
dc.description.volume32
dc.description.issue12
dc.description.page1704-1710
dc.description.codenCYSRD
dc.identifier.isiut000283632900011
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