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Nov
2
2016

PAS and University of Chicago Red Lion Lecture: Women’s Autonomy in Childbearing: The "Obligations" of Bridewealth Payments

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  

Where: DePaul University's Arts & Letters Hall, Room 310, 2315 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Join NU's PAS and the University of Chicago for an evening at DePaul University's Arts & Letters Hall, Room 310, 2315 N Kenmore Ave.

Speaker: Francis Dodoo, Professor of Sociology and Demography, Penn State University

Title: Women’s Autonomy in Childbearing: The "Obligations" of Bridewealth Payments

Abstract: Bridewealth payment is fundamental to African marriage. Yet, limited empirical evidence exists of its significance for women's sexual and reproductive autonomy, in large part because of the paucity of data. Using secondary survey data from Uganda and original data collected in Southern Ghana, Francis Dodoo argues that bride wealth impacts women’s risk of sexually transmitted infection and their ability to make decisions about reproduction.

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