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Monday, Dec 7 at noon, 6050 ISR-Thompson
Daniel Eisenberg, "Healthy Minds Network: Mental Health among College-Age Populations"

Rebecca L. Thornton's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Kerwin, Jason, Rebecca L. Thornton, and Sallie M. Foley. 2014. "Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Oral Sex among Rural and Urban Malawian Men." International Journal of Sexual Health, 26(1): 66-77. DOI. Abstract.

Chinkhumba, Jobiba, Susan Godlonton, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2014. "The demand for medical male circumcision." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(2): 152-177. DOI. Abstract.

Godlonton, Susan, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2013. "Learning from Others’ HIV Testing: Updating Beliefs and Responding to Risk." American Economic Review, 103(3): 439-444. PMCID: PMC4108206. DOI.

Godlonton, Susan, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2012. "Peer effects in learning HIV results." Journal of Development Economics, 97(1): 118-129. PMCID: PMC3212403. DOI. Abstract.

Keswell, M., J. Burns, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2012. "Evaluating the Impact of Health Programmes on Productivity." African Development Review, 24(4): 302-315. DOI. Abstract.

Kohler, H., and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2012. "Conditional Cash Transfers and HIV/AIDS Prevention: Unconditionally Promising?" World Bank Economic Review, 26(2): 165-190. PMCID: PMC3849819. DOI. Abstract.

Oster, E., and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2012. "Determinants of Technology Adoption: Peer Effects in Menstrual Cup Take-Up." Journal of the European Economic Association, 10(6): 1263-1293. DOI. Abstract.

Thornton, Rebecca L. 2012. "HIV testing, subjective beliefs and economic behavior." Journal of Development Economics, 99(2): 300-313. PMCID: PMC3870588. DOI. Abstract.

Oster, Emily, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2011. "Menstruation, Sanitary Products and School Attendance: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 3(1): 91-100. DOI. Abstract.

Kerwin, Jason, S. Foley, Rebecca L. Thornton, P. Basinga, and J. Chinkhumba. 2011. "Missing safer sex strategies in HIV prevention: a call for further research." African Population Studies, 25(2): 267-285.

Thornton, Rebecca L., Laurel E. Hatt, Erica M. Field, Mursaleena Islam, Freddy Solis Diaz, and Martha Azucena Gonzalez. 2010. "Social security health insurance for the informal sector in Nicaragua: a randomized evaluation." Health Economics, 19(Suppl. 1): 181-206. DOI. Abstract.

Obare, F., P. Fleming, P. Anglewicz, Rebecca L. Thornton, F. Martinson, A. Kapatuka, M. Poulin, S. Watkins, and H.P. Kohler. 2009. "Acceptance of repeat population-based voluntary counselling and testing for HIV in rural Malawi." Sexually Transmitted Infections, 85(2): 139-144. PMCID: PMC2788818. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Kremer, Michael, Edward Miguel, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2009. "Incentives to learn." Review of Economics and Statistics, 91(3): 437-456. Abstract.

Angotti, Nicole, Agatha Bula, Lauren Gaydosh, Eitan Zeev Kimchi, Rebecca L. Thornton, and Sara E. Yeatman. 2009. "Increasing the acceptability of HIV counseling and testing with three C's: Convenience, confidentiality and credibility." Social Science & Medicine, 68(12): 2263-2270. PMCID: PMC2785859. DOI. Abstract.

Thornton, Rebecca L. 2008. "The Demand for, and Impact of, Learning HIV Status." American Economic Review, 98(5): 1829-1863. DOI. Abstract. Public Access.

Jensen, Robert, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2003. "Early female marriage in the developing world." Gender and Development, 11(2): 9-19.

PSC Reports

Kerwin, Jason, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2015. "Making the Grade: Understanding What Works for Teaching Literacy in Rural Uganda." PSC Research Report No. 15-842. July 2015. Abstract. PDF.

Delavallade, Clara, Alan Griffith, Gaurav Shukla, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2014. "Targeting Girls' Education: Gender Targeting on Enrollment, Retention, and Learning in Rural Rajasthan." PSC Research Report No. 14-821. June 2014. Abstract. PDF.

Pierotti, Rachael, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2012. "Contemplating Circumcision for HIV Prevention." PSC Research Report No. 12-764. June 2012. Abstract. PDF.

Other Reports

Kremer, Michael, Edward Miguel, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2004. "Incentives to learn." NBER Working Paper no. 10971National Bureau of Economic Research.