Population Studies Center Events
Frontiers of Longitudinal Research in Malawi: Informing Health and Family Policies after the Peak of the AIDS EpidemicConference
March 11-12, 2016 at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi.
Organized in collaboration of Invest in Knowledge (IKI), College of Medicine University of Malawi, University of Pennsylvania, University of Essex, with funding by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
After the peak of the AIDS epidemic, Malawi, similar to other countries in the region, is undergoing a profound shift in health, demographic, social and economic patterns. As a consequence, policy makers and researchers need to develop new priorities and strategies to address upcoming new health and social challenges. The conference encourages submissions that highlight the importance of longitudinal data to understand the determinants of past and future health and family patterns in Malawi, and submissions that are of potential importance for policy-makers to develop new policy agendas to address the shifting health and demographic patterns (including for instance research on surviving the epidemic, aging, migration, non-communicable diseases including disabilities and mental health, ART and its consequences, intergenerational transfers, and other topics that are defining the research frontier after the peak of the AIDS epidemic).
Please email abstracts and any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Papers Submission Deadline: February 8, 2016
Presenters will be notified for the acceptance of their submissions by February 12, 2016.
Organizing Committee: James Mkandawire (IKI), Victor Mwapasa (COM), Chiwoza Bandawe (COM), Hans-Peter Kohler (University of Pennsylvania) and Adeline Delavande (University of Essex)
Menghan Zhao “Does More Experience Promise Better Work ? a Study on Informal Floating Workers in Beijing” Alex Shpenev “Did the Educational Gradient in Health Become Wider Among Older Russians in the 2000s? Evidence from Two WHO Surveys” Monica He “Driving through the Great Recession: Why Does Motor Vehicle Fatality Decrease When the Economy Slows Down?” Nikkil Sudharsanan “Poverty and Longevity: The Dynamics of Disability and Mortality in Indonesia” Megan Costa “Socioeconomic Gradients Negatively Impact Longitudinal Child Nutritional Status in Bolivian Amerindians” Edith Gutierrez-Vazquez “Changes in the Composition and Labor Market Incorporation of Return Mexican Migrants Between 2000 and 2010”