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Child Marriage Prevention in Amhara Region, Ethiopia: Association of Communication Exposure and Social Influence with Parents/Guardians’ Knowledge and Attitudes
October 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Anastasia (Stacey) Gage
Professor of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University
Dr. Anastasia Gage is a Professor in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University and holds a Ph.D. in demography. She has 25 years of experience in conducting research on gender and coming-of-age issues among adolescents and young women, consequences for later life, and demographic implications, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti. Her research on young people has addressed transitions to adulthood, child marriage and its health consequences, female genital cutting, health risk behaviors, and the interrelationship between schooling, fosterage, and child labor. She has published on child marriage, female empowerment and adolescent demographic behavior; intimate partner violence; dating violence attitudes and perpetration among high school students; power, control and sexual violence; and the association of maternal violence victimization with child physical punishment. Her research activities include quantitative and/or qualitative studies in a number of countries, including Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Jamaica, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia. Dr. Gage is currently President of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, Member of the INDEPTH Network Scientific Advisory Committee, Member of the International Outreach Committee of the Population Association of America, and Member of the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series -International Advisory Board for the National Science Foundation. She is Principal Investigator of Tulane University’s sub-agreement with the University of North Carolina on the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project.