The Global Health Initiative at the University of Illinois is excited to announce the next seminar in its Global Health Seminar Series: “The Impact of Parental Death on Child Well-Being” by Dr. Elizabeth Frankenberg, Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at Duke University.
Friday, April 13, 2012
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Davenport Hall 219
Elizabeth Frankenberg is a Professor of Public Policy and Sociology at Duke University. She is a leading demographer and sociologist working in the areas of global health, family decision-making, and development with publications appearing in Demography, the American Journal of Public Health, and The Economic Journal. Much of Dr. Frankenberg’s work derives from the Indonesian Family Life Survey, for which she is a principal investigator. The Indonesian Family Life Survey is one of only a handful of rigorous, longitudinal data collections in a non-Western country. The on-going study includes data from before and after an ecological disaster, namely the recent tsunami in the Indian Ocean. Her seminar on parental death and child well-being will draw on these unique data collected in the aftermath of the tsunami.
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This seminar is organized by the Department of Sociology and co-sponsored by the Global Health Initiative (a Focal Point project), the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and the Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program.