Women’s health and welfare - inequality of opportunity, norms and possibilities for change

Research project
Active research
Project period
2019 - 2022
Project owner
Department of Economics

Ragnar Söderberg’s Foundation

Short description

The aim of this project is twofold. First, we will investigate the persistence – over time and across generations – of a number of outcomes important for women’s health and welfare in Africa and in India: early marriage, teen-age fertility, high fertility, intimate partner violence and female genital cutting. Second, we will investigate the opportunities to change the relevant norms and behaviors with policy interventions.