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Seminar Series: Orphans in Tanzania: From childhood to adulthood

Kathleen Beegle, Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank
When Mar 04, 2013
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 0124B Cole Student Activities Bldg.
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Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Talk

The loss of a parent when young is considered a major risk factor for poverty in adulthood. Yet there is scant evidence on the long-run impacts of orphanhood in low-income setting with few public safety nets. This work uses data from a 19-year longitudinal survey in Tanzania to explore the range of channels through which losing a parent can have lasting impacts. It builds on work that explored the impacts on early adulthood, drawing on the latest round of the longitudinal study.

About the Speaker

Kathleen Beegle

Kathleen Beegle is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group (Poverty and Inequality team) at the World Bank. Her research interests include the study of poverty dynamics, the socio-economic dimensions of economic shocks, the causes and consequences of child labor, and methodological studies on household survey data collection in low-income settings. She has worked extensively with household panel surveys. As member of the World Bank Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) team, Kathleen has expertise in the design and implementation of household survey operations by national statistical agencies, and use of household surveys for poverty and policy analysis. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University and worked at RAND before joining the World Bank.

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