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RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Independent child migration
2. Population and development interrelationships
3. Fertility and adolescent/youth reproductive health
4. Demographic data collection, particularly the civil registration system


PUBLICATIONS

(a) Contribution to Monographs

1. Kwankye, S.O. and Ansah, K. A. 2013. 2010 Population & Housing Census Report: Children, Adolescents and Youth in Ghana. Monograph published by the Ghana Statistical Service, Accra, July.

2. Kwankye, S.O. and Kpakpah, M. 2014. Urbanisation in Ghana. Monograph published by the Ghana Statistical Service, Accra, Ghana.

(b) Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

1. Kwankye, S.O. "Population Redistribution in Ghana". Migration Research Study in Ghana, Volume 1, Internal Migration, Ghana Statistical Service, June 1995, pp. 1-32.

2. Kwankye, S.O. "The Vital Registration System in Ghana: A Relegated Option for Demographic Data Collection". The African Population in the 21st Century, Vol. 1. UAPS, Durban, 1999. pp. 429-443.

3. Kwankye, S.O. and Tawiah, E.O. "Demographic Training Challenge in Africa: Emerging Needs, New Approach and Methods". The African Population in the 21st Century, Vol. 3. UAPS, Durban, 1999. pp. 699-708.

4. Kwankye, S.O. and Wadieh, B. “Spatial Distribution and Development”. Population Data Analysis Report, Volume 2.: Implications of Population Trends Data. Edited by K.A. Twum-Baah, T.K.B. Kumekpor, A.F. Aryee and S.K. Gaisie. Ghana Statistical Service, August 2005, pp. 380-453.

5. Kwankye, S.O. “Female Adolescent and Reproductive Change in Ghana: Evidence from Cape Coast and Mankrong”. Reproductive Change in Ghana: Recent Patterns and Future Prospects. Edited by Agyei-Mensah, S., Casterline, J.B. and Agyeman, D.K. Department of Geography and Resource Development, University of Ghana, Legon, April 2005, pp. 53-84.

6. Anarfi J.K., Kwankye, S.O. and Ahiadeke, C “Migration, Return and Impact in Ghana: A Comparative Study of Skilled and Unskilled Transnational Migrants”. At Home In The World? International Migration and Development in Contemporary Ghana and West Africa. Edited by Takyiwah Manuh, Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra, 2005, pp. 204-226.

7. Kwankye, S.O. 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, 2007.

8. Kwankye, S.O. and Tagoe, C.A. (2009). City Life outside the Home: The Experience of Independent Child Migrants in Ghana. Independent Migration of Children in Ghana. Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (eds), ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon, pp. 132-170.

9. Tagoe, C.A. and Kwankye, S.O. (2009). Returning Home and Re-integrating as an Independent Child Migrant in Ghana. Independent Migration of Children in Ghana. Anarfi, J.K. and Kwankye, S.O. (eds), Accra, Ghana, pp. 206-247.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. Stephen Owusu Kwankye, Joyce A. Amedoe and Eric Cash-Abbey (2014). “Adolescent Reproductive Health”. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, Delali Margaret Badasu and Stephen Owusu Kwankye (eds.) Population Studies: Key Issues and Contemporary Trends in Ghana. University of Ghana Readers. Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra. pp. 203-222.

14. Stephen Owusu Kwankye and Esther Cofie. (2014). “Population Policy”. Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, Delali Margaret Badasu and Stephen Owusu Kwankye (eds.) Population Studies: Key Issues and Contemporary Trends in Ghana. University of Ghana Readers. Sub-Saharan Publishers, Accra. pp. 243-259.

(c) Peer Reviewed and Journal Articles

1. Kwankye, S.O. "Internal Migration and Fertility in a Sub-Urban Area in Ghana: A Case Study of Ashaiman", Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association, No. 20, July 1997, University of Ghana, Legon.

2. Nabila, J.S. and Kwankye, S.O. "Population, Environment and Health in West Africa". Environment and Health, Proceedings of the West African Congress on Environment and Health, Accra, Ghana, edited by Ashitey, G.A. and Britwum, R.B., June, 1996. Accra, Ghana.

3. Kwankye, S.O. "Adolescent Sexuality and Health in Ghana". Bulletin of the Ghana Geographical Association. No. 21, July 1999, pp. 88-94.

4. Kwankye, S.O. “HIV/AIDS in Ghana: Keeping the „Window of Hope‟ Open”, CSPS Policy Brief, No. 8 ISSN 0855-3726, September 2000, Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS), University of Ghana, Legon.

5. Kwankye, S.O., Logan, D. and Codjoe, S.N.A. Child Trafficking/Child Prostitution in Ghana. Accepted for publication under the Fertility Rights Project GHA/G7/P06. 2004.

6. Anarfi, J., S. Kwankye, O. Ababio and Tiemoko, "Migration from and to Ghana: a background paper”, DRC on Migration Globalisation and Poverty. Working Paper No. C4: University of Sussex, 2003.

7. Kwankye, S.O. “Female Adolescents and Reproductive Change in Ghana: Evidence From An Adolescent Survey Of Two Communities”. African Population Studies, Volume 21, No. 1, April, 2006, pp. 119-150.

8. Kwankye, S.O., 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.

9. Mba, C.J. and Kwankye, S.O. (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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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”. Rural-Urban Migration: Trends, Challenges and Strategies, edited by Rajagopalan, `The Icfai University Press, India, pp.171-197.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. Kwankye, S.O. (2013). Growing Old in Ghana: Health and Economic Implications. Postgraduate Medical Journal of Ghana. Vol. 2 No. 2. pp. 88-97. September. ISSN: 2026-6790.

(d) Technical Reports

1. Nabila, J.S. and Kwankye, S.O. 1997. "Vertical and Integrated Structures of Family Planning Program in Ghana". Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tulane University and The Futures Group.

2. S.O. Kwankye and Amuah, C . 2000. The Country Population Assessment (CPA) Report.Towards the preparation for the 4th Government of Ghana/UNFPA Country Programme (2001-2005), 2000.

3. Nabila, J.S., Yeboah, K. Antwi, P. and Kwankye, S.O. 2000. A Review of the Economic Impact of AIDS on Firms and Business in Ghana. Technical Report of the Policy Project, Ghana, Futures Group. at www.futuresgroup.com

4. Yaro, J.A., Codjoe, S.N.A., Agyei-Mensah, S, Darkwa, A., and Kwankye, S.O. 2011. Migration and Population Dynamics: Changing Community Formations in Ghana. Centre for Migration Studies Technical Paper Series, Technical Paper No. 2, Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, Legon.