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Watch: Interview with Jean-François Kobiané and Moussa Bougma

In a new video interview, Jean-François Kobiané and Moussa Bougma discuss their analyses of the links between family structure, poverty, and child labor in Africa.

You can find this and other interviews on the PopPov Interviews page.

A Cross-sectional Study of Abortion in Burkina Faso

Patrick Ilboudo co-authored a recently published study in Health Policy and Planning that looks at both the costs and consequences of induced and spontaneous abortions and complications for women in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Watch: Interviews with David Lam and Ernesto Amaral

In new videos posted to the PRB website, David Lam discusses the effects of youth population growth on sub-Saharan African economics, while Ernesto Amaral addresses influence of demographic transition on economic development in Brazil.

Visit the PopPov Interviews page to access the full interviews.

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Researcher News

Johanne Sundby co-edited a special issue on "Female Genital Mutilation, Cutting, or Circumcision" in Obstetrics and Gynecology International. See the table of contents here.

"Refusal Bias in the Estimation of HIV Prevalence" by Wendy Janssens was published in the June 2014 edition of Demography.

Watch Jan Willem Gunning's presentation on development in Africa here.

Hans-Peter Kohler and Jere Behrman are participating in the Post-2015 Consensus, which brings together the world's top economists, NGOs, international agencies, and businesses to identify the UN MDGs with the greatest benefit-to-cost ratio for the next development agenda.

Read Deon Filmer's paper "Randomized Controlled Trials and Regression Discontinuity Estimations: An Empirical Comparison" here.

Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue (Cornell) and Gervais Beninguisse (IFORD) recently participated in the Conférence Internationale et Symposium National sur le Dividende Démographique en Afrique.

PopPov wishes to congratulate our partners, the African Economic Research Consortium, on celebrating 25 years of excellence in capacity building and economic research. Read more here.

The South African Presidency recently awarded SALDRU the contract for the implementation of the fourth wave of the National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS). NIDS is a panel study of approximately 28,000 individuals who are tracked over time in order to aid our understanding of the changing circumstances of South Africans. SALDRU has been the implementation agency for this survey since its inception in 2008.

Kathleen Beegle, Ben D'Exelle, Claus Portner, and Joshua Wilde recently participated in the CSAE Conference on Economic Development in Africa.

Murray Leibbrandt co-authored "Educational Inheritance and the Distribution of Occupations: Evidence from South Africa," available in the Review of Income and Wealth.