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A PSC Brown Bag Seminar

Apoorva Jadhav (U of M, PSC)
Holly Donahue Singh (U of M, PSC)
Emily Smith-Greenaway

Monday, 9/8/2014.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: 6050 ISR Thompson St

Apoorva Jadhav, Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center
Postdoctoral Mentor: David Weir
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Jadhav's research broadly focuses on the link between socioeconomic and demographic change in India, specifically, the impact on women and families. Her recent research has looked at- the roles of increasing female autonomy in partner choice and the increase in internal migration/remittances- on subsequent fertility decisions. Decreasing fertility and increasing out-migration has been her core argument for increasing population aging in India, and she has conducted fieldwork in India to study poverty and access to pensions and family transfers among married and widowed women. Her current research explores these linkages further, and focuses on how remittances from children may increase income and health disparities in old-age for married and widowed individuals in India and other developing countries.



Holly Donahue Singh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center
Postdoctoral Mentor: Tom E. Fricke
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Dr. Singh's research broadly examines how global politics and reproductive technologies intersect with local cultural factors and inequalities to shape fertility experiences. In her ethnographic work on infertility in northern India, she has examined how women from diverse caste, religious, and class backgrounds describe their desire for children. Her work analyzes their attempts to fulfill child desire through strategies ranging from treatment through biomedical and South Asian medical systems, including assisted reproductive technologies, to adoption and other forms of child circulation. Her current research follows the expansion of infertility services in India, as well as debates about and experiences of domestic and transnational reproduction through ARTs, surrogacy, and adoption.



Emily Smith-Greenaway, Postdoctoral Fellow, Population Studies Center
Postdoctoral Mentor: William Axinn, Dirgha Ghimire
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.



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