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.

Heather Congdon Fors

Annika Lindskog

Ann-Sofie Isaksson