• 428 Citations
20092021
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Sociologist Julia Behrman’s research explores the relationship between inequality in educational opportunity and demographic processes, with emphasis on fertility and family formation. Much of her work is motivated by a central question: How does family background shape educational opportunities, and in turn, how does education shape fertility, family formation, and the intergenerational transmission of inequality? Her work takes an international comparative perspective that focuses on contexts in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia undergoing rapid economic, social, and demographic change. More recent work has explored the interplay between international migration and family change among migrants from high-fertility African and Asian countries to lower-fertility European countries.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, New York University

… → 2017

Sociology, MA, New York University

… → 2014

Anthropology & Development, MSc, The London School of Economics and Political Science

… → 2008

Sociology, BA, Williams College

… → 2006

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Uganda Social Sciences
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health Social Sciences
gender Social Sciences
violence Social Sciences
Bangladesh Social Sciences
fertility Social Sciences

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Grants 2019 2021

international migration
fertility
migrant
migration
family planning

Research Output 2009 2020

childhood
decomposition
demographic survey
health survey
nutrition
2 Citations (Scopus)

Contextual Declines in Educational Hypergamy and Intimate Partner Violence

Behrman, J. A., Mar 1 2019, In : Social Forces. 97, 3, p. 1257-1282 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

violence
Malawi
Uganda
macro level
Zimbabwe
3 Citations (Scopus)

Global Family Change: Persistent Diversity with Development

GFC team, Mar 2019, In : Population and Development Review. 45, 1, p. 133-168 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
family
Nigeria
violence
examination
Intimate Partner Violence
health
8 Citations (Scopus)

Do shocks affect men's and women's assets differently? Evidence from Bangladesh and Uganda

Quisumbing, A. R., Kumar, N. & Behrman, J. A., Jan 2018, In : Development Policy Review. 36, 1, p. 3-34 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uganda
Bangladesh
assets
landholding
panel data