February 9 – Audrey Dorélien on Sub-Saharan Population Dynamics

The Freeman Center for International Economic Policy sponsors the Global Policy Seminar/Workshop series every other Tuesday. The sessions are held from 12:45 to 2:00 pm in the Stassen Room (Room 170) of the Humphrey School.

The next two presentations are:

February 9 – Audrey Dorélien on Sub-Saharan Population Dynamics
February 23 – Ed Goetz on Exclusion and Citizenship in French Urban Housing Policy
Freeman Center for International Economic Policy, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, presents a Workshop on Global Policy

Professor Audrey Dorélien   Humphrey School
Sub-Saharan Population Dynamics

12:45 - 2:00 pm Tuesday, February 9

The Stassen Room (Room 170) Humphrey School, West Bank Campus

Many ecological factors such as rainfall and plant productivity are seasonal; and because human lives are based on a calendar, many social and behavioral factors are also seasonal. But while seasonality has many direct and indirect effects on human life, it is often understudied. Professor Dorélien will present findings from two related pieces of her research. In the initial piece, Professor Dorélien provides the first contemporary documentation of birth seasonality for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), a region that has some of the largest seasonal fluctuations in births worldwide. The second study examines the relationship between birth month and early health outcomes in SSA. She finds that month of birth is strongly predictive of child health and survival. She also tests whether birth month is a proxy for differing social and ecological events that occur at conception, in utero, or during infancy, or whether the effect associated with birth month is due to confounding.

All are welcome! Refreshments will be served
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