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Family Behaviors: Maternal and Child Health in South Asia

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Center for Global Studies, Global Health Initiative, Sociology
Location
Lucy Ellis Lounge, Foreign Languages Bldg.
Date
Apr 3, 2013   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Keera Allendorf, Sociology
Originating Calendar
Center for Global Studies: Prisms of Globalization Series

Scholars traditionally argued that industrialization, urbanization, and educational expansion lead to a decline in extended families and complementary rise in nuclear families. Some have suggested that such transitions are good for young married women because living in nuclear families benefits their health. However, extended families may also present advantages for young women's health that outweigh any disadvantages. This talk will summarize research examining 1) whether young married women living in nuclear families have better health than those in patrilocal extended families, and 2) whether young married women's living arrangements are changing over time and, if so, how such changes affect their health. Results show that young married women living in nuclear families do not have better health than those in patrilocal extended families.

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