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Baseline Survey of the Third Cohort

This report supplements the Ghana Experiment baseline report (Chowa et al., 2012). It uses baseline survey data from a new cohort of 2,000 youth and 2,000 parents and guardians. This cohort was added in September 2013 to maintain statistical power of the Experiment, because delays in rolling out the youth savings product (treatment) meant that two cohorts from the original sample had either no or very brief (less than a month) exposure. The additional cohort is comprised of 20 randomly selected incoming 7th-grade students at each of the 100 schools within the YouthSave Ghana Experiment. This report presents baseline findings of the new cohort.