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Joint Presentation by: Sangeetha Madhavan, Kirsten Stoebenau, and Ken Leonard

Does Kinship Matter in Low Income Urban Contexts in sub-Saharan Africa?: New Findings from Nairobi, Kenya
When May 08, 2023
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where In person, 1101 Morrill Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation

 "This presentation will feature a description of and early findings from the JAMO project in Nairobi, Kenya"

About the Speakers

Sangeetha Madhavan has a wide range of research interests including children’s well-being, household and family change, parenting, intergenerational relationships, transition to adulthood and social capital formation in the context of sub-Saharan Africa. Currently she is working on two projects: 1) fathering among low income Black men in urban South Africa and 2) social connectivity and children’s well-being in rural South Africa. In addition, she has started working on a new line of research on single motherhood and children’s well-being in urban Kenya. Her recent publications appear in Demography, Population and Development Review, Population Studies, and Journal of Family Issues.

Kirsten Stoebenau is interested in the social and structural determinants of women's sexual and reproductive health, with a geographical focus on sub-Saharan Africa. I have focused on two areas to date - women's sexual behavior within the context of HIV prevention, and fertility. With respect to women's sexual behavior I have examined the roles of race and ethnicity in shaping women sex workers' health concerns and have contributed to defining, measuring and conceptualizing "transactional sex" and its role in young women's HIV risk. With respect to fertility, my work has considered the relationship between gender inequality and fertility decline, and the determinants of adolescent fertility. Most recently, I have begun to explore social change in marriage in Kenya and Uganda and am interested in continuing to develop a body of research that will improve measurement around union formation and status and examine the consequences of social change in marriage for women's and their children's wellbeing in the sub-Saharan African context.

Kenneth Leonard is an applied development economist with expertise in Africa and a focus on human capital services in the rural economies of developing countries. His research deals primarily with the delivery of health care in Africa, particularly the role of institutions in mitigating the adverse consequences of asymmetric information. This has led him to research in peer effects and social networks as well as the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the provision of public services - particularly services characterized as credence goods. Credence goods are a special type of asymmetric information in which qualified professionals (teachers and doctors, for example) simultaneously decide what services the consumer needs and then supply them.

Location in-Person:  1101 Morrill Hall Please use this link to RSVP.

Location ONLINE VIA ZOOM: Online via Zoom - Zoom Link to Register . Upon registration you will receive an automatically generated email with the direct link for the seminar.


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