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ATLAS Monthly Speaker Series (Nov 2023): The Fragility of Strong Ties: Kinship, Marriage and Child Outcomes in Nairobi, Kenya

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African continent

Dr. Sangeetha Madhavan (African American Studies and Sociology) and Dr. Kirsten Stoebenau (Behavioral and Community Health) are our featured speakers.

The study of kinship and marriage has loomed large in social science scholarship in Africa. However, both are undergoing significant transformation on the continent due to multiple factors including increased labor force participation of women, changing gender roles, insufficient employment opportunities, changing marriage practices, migration and urbanization. Yet we do not have robust data on these two key social institutions both of which are vitally important to protecting the health of women and children. In this presentation, we describe the JAMO project, an NIH funded mixed methods longitudinal study of kinship, marriage and child well-being in two low-income communities in Nairobi, Kenya and share some of our findings from data collected so far.

The event will be held on November 13 at 1:30pm at H.J. Patterson Hall, room 2124, and will also be available via Zoom for online attendees. Online attendees must register to receive a Zoom link. In person attendees are strongly encouraged to register. Light refreshments will be served.


H.J. Patterson Hall

The event will be held at H.J. Patterson Hall, room 2124, and also available via Zoom for online attendees. The Zoom link is provided during registration.


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