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Emily Smith-Greenaway

Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Smith-Greenaway’s research broadly examines how social institutions influence individuals’ wellbeing across the life-course. In her research on education, she has used both primary and secondary data to demonstrate that literacy powerfully influences both adults’ own health and that of their children. In her research on marriage, she explores how family processes intersect with the broader cultural context to influence adults’ and children’s wellbeing.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Ghimire, Dirgha, William Axinn, and Emily Smith-Greenaway. 2015. "Impact of the spread of mass education on married women's experience with domestic violence." Social Science Research, 54: 319-331. PMCID: PMC4607934. DOI. Abstract.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily. 2015. "Are literacy skills associated with young adults' health in Africa? Evidence from Malawi." Social Science & Medicine, 127: 124-133. PMCID: PMC4297261. DOI. Abstract.

PSC Reports

Smith-Greenaway, Emily, and Shelley Clark. 2015. "Parental Divorce and Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does Context Matter?" PSC Research Report No. 15-843. July 2015. Abstract. PDF.