Current Institutional Affiliation
Graduate Assistant, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship 2018
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
University of Ghana
Changing Cultures of Care in Ghana: The Commercialisation of Childcare and its Impact on Development in neo-liberal urban Accra

Ghana's quest to undo the colonial legacy of underdevelopment appears be met with serious impediments. Thus, over five decades of political independence, the country continues to suffer from high mortality rate, high illiteracy rate, poor sanitation and squalid living conditions, and corruption. In the face of these challenges, children face a major challenge as childcare has taken a different turn under Ghana's neoliberal regime. The commercialization of childcare has had a mixed effect on both children and parents, and in consequence casting a glooming picture on Ghana's development agenda. As an ethnographic study, the research seeks to explore the relationship between childcare and Ghana's development prospect.