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Emily Smith-Greenway, USC

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Title: Life after death: The scale and salience of mortality in sub-Saharan Africa
Abstract: Dramatic reductions in the infant and under-five mortality rates over the last half century are among the global health community’s most notable achievements. The trends are clear and the message is positive: the world today is healthier and safer for young people than it has ever been. Sub-Saharan African countries, in particular, have experienced some of the most dramatic reductions in early life mortality. However, the all-time low infant and under-five mortality rates conceal the pervasiveness by which contemporary populations experience the phenomenon of having an infant or under-five-year-old child die—a life event that can leave parents vulnerable in myriad ways. In this talk I will introduce new population measures that capture the scale at which infant and child deaths are experienced by and dispersed across mothers in contemporary African populations. I will then demonstrate the disadvantage mothers can experience following a child’s death, and will conclude by discussing how I am extending this research with a data collection project in rural Malawi.
Co-Sponsored with the Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility Working Group
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Date:
December 4
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://ccpr.ucla.edu/event/emily-smith-greenway-usc/

Venue

4240 Public Affairs Bldg

Details

Date:
December 4
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Categories:
,
Website:
https://ccpr.ucla.edu/event/emily-smith-greenway-usc/

Venue

4240 Public Affairs Bldg