AFIDEP to share latest research at Population Association of America 2016 Meeting
25 March 2016
Author: Anthony Mugo
The PAA meeting provides a knowledge-sharing forum for researchers and other professionals interested in population and education issues. Photo: DFID/Flickr

Researchers from the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will share recent research findings on adolescent, maternal health and related issues during the Population Association of America (PAA) 2016 Annual Meeting scheduled to take place between 28 March and 2 April 2016, in Washington DC.

On 31 March 2016, AFIDEP’s Dr. Abiba Longwe-Ngwira will make a presentation at a PAA side event hosted jointly by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and Population for Poverty (PopPov) Research Initiative. Scientists will share latest findings on interventions that contribute to better health and education attainment for adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Dr. Longwe-Ngwira will speak about How adolescent pregnancy varies by socio-economic characteristics; longer term outcomes associated with adolescent child bearing.

During the main event, Ms. Eunice Mueni-Williams also from AFIDEP, will make a presentation on Understanding the Atypical Relationship Between Level of Contraceptive Use and Fertility Rate Decline in Sub-Saharan Africa, on Friday, 1 April 2016.

On the same day, Dr. Longwe-Ngwira will make presentations on Estimating the Causal Effect of Fertility on Women’s Employment in Africa Using Twins. and Correlational Analysis Between Teenage Pregnancy and Maternal Mortality in Malawi.

Established in 1930 the PAA is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization that promotes the improvement, advancement and progress of the human race through research of problems related to human population. PAA members include demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field.

More details about the event are available here.


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