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Session 40:
Women's empowerment: measures and determinants

Monday, September 28
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Karam 2
Ourika

Chair: Sonalde B. Desai, University of Maryland

  1. Fertility declines in developing countries: do they empower women?Anju Malhotra, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW); Nancy E. Riley, Bowdoin College

  2. Measurement of women’s empowerment in rural BangladeshSimeen Mahmud, BRAC Development Institute, BRAC University; Nirali M. Shah, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Stan Becker, Johns Hopkins University

  3. Women’s empowerment and family formation across the life course in Madhya Pradesh, India: the influence of time-varying and fixed empowerment resources.Kerry MacQuarrie, University of Washington

  4. The effect of gender role norms, sexual norms and autonomy on couples’ HIV risk in North IndiaAlpna Agrawal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Shelah S. Bloom, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chirayath Suchindran, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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