This renewal grant to Yale University would support research on the factors behind the decline in fertility in Ghana and its consequences on women’s health and productivity. The research team will analyze a series of five Ghana Living Standard Surveys collected from 1988 to 2005, and the 2009–10 Ghana Socio-Economic Panel Survey. Several topics will be explored in depth, including (1) the effects of local public services for reproductive health, family planning, and schooling; (2) the intergenerational transfers of schooling, land, and other assets; and (3) the impact of increases in women’s ownership of land (resulting from land tenure and inheritance laws passed in 1985), microenterprises, and business assets on their fertility and their children’s health and schooling.
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for the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization is a focal point for raising questions, triggering analysis and debate, and connecting policy actors concerned with issues such as global development, international trade, financial globalization, global public goods, and global governance. One of the Center’s international collaborations, for example, involves providing ongoing advisory support for the Natural Resource Charter, a set of principles on how best to harness the opportunities for development generated by extractive resource revenues. During this final phase of program support from the Foundation, the Center will seek to diversify funding so that it may continue its public programs—including lectures, workshops, and conferences—and expand the readership of its online magazine YaleGlobal.
for The Culture and Civilization of China, a multi-volume series of art books jointly published by Yale University Press and the Beijing-based China International Publishing Group