Rebecca L. Thornton
Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Illinois.
Ph.D., Economics, Harvard University
Research Interests: Dr. Thornton's research focuses on issues related to health and education in developing countries and has involved field-experiments in Africa and South Asia. Current work includes examining how learning HIV results affect savings and investment behavior, measuring how financial incentives to stay HIV negative affect sexual behavior, and examining how menstruation affects education and labor force participation.
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. 7 2015.
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. 6 2014.
Chinkhumba, Jobiba, Susan Godlonton, and Rebecca L. Thornton. 2014. "The demand for medical male circumcision." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(2): 152-177.
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.
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