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Nkechi S. Owoo

Senior Lecturer
University of Ghana
Country of residence:

Nationality: Ghana
Gender: F

Member since: 2017
Membership No: 43043
Membership Type: regular

Field of Study: Economics

Specialization: Economic Demography, Families and Households, Fertility, Income, Poverty and Welfare, Population and Development, Reproductive Health (Family Planning), Spatial Analysis (and Geographic Information)

Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa

Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, MD) , 2012 , Clark University , Economics

Working languages: English

Other association membership in population or related fields: Population Association of America (PAA), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)

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Dr (Mrs) Nkechi S. Owoo is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana. In her current position, she teaches courses at the undergraduate level and lectures in Health Economics and Applied Econometrics at the graduate level. Dr Owoo has a specialization in spatial econometrics and her research focuses on microeconomic issues in developing countries, including household behaviour, health, agriculture, gender issues and population and demographic economics. Dr Owoo received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Ghana in 2006 and received a Master’s degree in Economics from Clark University in 2009. She completed her PhD in Economics from Clark University, MA, USA in 2012.


1.    Owoo, N. S., Agadjanian, V. and Chama-Chiliba, C. (2021). Revisiting the Polygyny-Intimate Partner Violence Connection: The Role of Religion and Rank. Journal of Marriage and Family,

2.   Owoo, N.S., Lambon-Quayefio, M.P. (2021) Does Job Security Affect Fertility and Fertility Intentions in Ghana? Examining the Evidence. Journal of Family and Economic Issues


3.   Lambon-Quayefio, M. P. & Owoo, N. (2020). Investigating the Long-Term Effects of Child Labour on Household Poverty and Food Insecurity in Ghana. Journal of Demographic Economics, 1- 27

4.   Owoo, N. (2020). Demographic Considerations and Food Security in Nigeria. Journal of Social and Economic Development


5.   Owoo, N. (2020). Occupational Prestige and Women’s Experience of Intimate Partner Violence in Nigeria, Feminist Economics26 (4), 56- 88