A study based on a survey experiment co-authored by Harvard RWJF Health & Society Scholars program alum Rourke L. O’Brien, PhD, shows women and black job applicants to be negatively impacted by a bad credit report.
Medical symptoms of girls in sub-Saharan Africa found to be under reported by parents
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Margaret McConnell, PhD, is co-author on a paper that has found that parents appear to under report the symptoms of girls, which could be linked to their poorer health outcomes. The study is published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Photo: Rod Waddington on Flickr
District-level look at fertility change and gender bias in India
Visiting scientist Sanjay K. Mohanty, PhD, has published a paper that expands fertility change and gender bias research in India to the district level. This new research, published in the Journal of Biosocial Science, suggests that a comprehensive strategy to reduce the gender differential in child mortality and curb sex-selective abortion to improve the child sex ratio would be helpful in India.
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