Dr. Ernestina Dankyi

Dr. Ernestina Dankyi
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Dr. Dankyi holds a Ph.D in Migration Studies and a Master of Philosophy degree in Sociology both from the University of Ghana. Her broad research interests include age-related vulnerabilities with particular interest in children and the aged, caregiving arrangements and intergenerational relationships among Ghanaians home and abroad. Dr. Dankyi is currently working on forgiveness in intergenerational relationships in Ghana and Ghanaians abroad and its implication for intergenerational care. She teaches child rights and protection, family, community and social transformation and qualitative research methods.



  1. Mazzucato, V., Dankyi, E., Poeze, M (2017). Mapping transnational networks of care from a multi-actor and multi-sited perspective. In Bolzmann, Bernardi & le Goff (Eds.) Children of migrants, intergenerational relations, and the transition to adulthood: Exploring Methodological Issues and Innovations, Springer.
  2. Alidu S. Dankyi E. Tsiboe-Darko A. (2016). Ageing policies in Ghana: A review of the Livelihood Empowerment against Poverty and the National Health Insurance Scheme. Ghana Studies
  3. Poeze M. Dankyi E. Mazzucato V. (2016). Navigating Transnational Care Relationships: Migrant parents and their children’s caregivers in the origin country. Global Networks. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/glob.12135/epdf
  4. Dankyi, E., Mazzucato V. & Manuh T. (2015). Reciprocity in global social protection: providing care for migrants’ children, Oxford Development Studies, DOI: 10.1080/13600818.2015.1124078
  5. Dankyi, E.  (2012). Growing up in a transnational household: A study of children of International migrants in Accra, Ghana. Ghana Studies (14), 133-161.
  6. Awumbila, M., Alhassan, O., Badasu, D., Antwi Boasiako T. & Dankyi, E. (2011). Socio-cultural dimensions of migration in Ghana. Technical paper No.3. Accra: Woeli Publishing Services.