Why has rate of fertility decline been slower in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Harvard Pop Center Research Core Director Jocelyn Finlay, PhD, and Research Associate Iván Mejía-Guevara, PhD, are authors on a working paper published by United Nations University WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research) that examines the link between fertility rates and wealth. Photo: Rod-Waddington on Flickr

Are children who lose a parent at greater risk of physical stunting?

Harvard Pop Center Research Scientist Jocelyn Finlay, PhD, and faculty members Gunther Fink, PhD, and Wafai Fawzi, DrPH, are authors on a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health that has found young children in low- and middle-income countries who have lost a mother are at increased risk of stunting. Being in … Continue reading “Are children who lose a parent at greater risk of physical stunting?”

Nearly half of children in Tanzania whose mother died during or near birth don’t survive past 10th birthday

Harvard Pop Center Research Core Director Jocelyn Finlay, PhD, is lead author on a study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal that reveals a much higher mortality rate for those children who lost their mother during or shortly after birth, suggesting that improving health care of mothers, particularly while pregnant and during birth, will … Continue reading “Nearly half of children in Tanzania whose mother died during or near birth don’t survive past 10th birthday”

Finlay speaks on expert panel at United Nations on population & sustainable development

Harvard Pop Center’s Director of the Research Core Jocelyn Finlay, PhD, presented as a member of an expert panel on “Population, sustainable development, and the post-2015 development agenda” at the United Nations on January 22. The panel was assembled to prepare for the upcoming 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development in 2015, when the theme will … Continue reading “Finlay speaks on expert panel at United Nations on population & sustainable development”