Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Reshaping Adolescents' Gender Attitudes in India through a School-Based Program

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When: Friday, February 16, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Iszy Licht   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Seema Jayachandran will discuss the impacts of an intervention in Haryana, India that aimed to instill in adolescents a stronger belief in gender equality. A human rights non-profit designed and taught a two-year long curriculum on gender equality in 150 government high schools, and the researchers evaluated how it affected male and female students' attitudes, aspirations, and behavior.

Seema Jayachandran's research focuses on economic issues in developing countries. Her current work explores the determinants of parents' investments in their children's health and education. Other topics she studies include the environment, labor markets, gender equality, and political economy. She is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Early Career Development grant. She serves as a reviewing editor for Science and associate editor for the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Journal of Economic Perspectives. She is an affiliate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a board member and co-chair of the Health Sector for the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once the space reaches capacity.

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