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Professor Francis DoDoo presents “Bridewealth Payments in Marriage and Women’s Reproductive Autonomy”

April 27, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Bixby Center would like to announce the presentation, “Bridewealth Payments in Marriage and Women’s Reproductive Autonomy” by Professor Francis DoDoo next week, on Monday April 27, 3-4PM. The presentation will be held at 110 Wheeler Hall.

The talk will explain the phenomenon of bridewealth, describe the logic undergirding its link to decisions about reproduction and women’s relative autonomy, and present empirical analysis from Ghanaian and Ugandan data of the relationship between bridewealth payment and women’s autonomy in decision making to underscore the particular significance of bridewealth for reproduction.

Prof. Dodoo holds dual appointments as Liberal Arts Research Professor and Full Professor of Sociology and Demography at Penn State, and as Professor at the Regional Institute for Population Studies at the University of Ghana. His current work focuses on Africa and is situated in three arenas: how gender and power influence decision making about sexual behavior with implications for family planning and HIV/AIDS; urban poverty and health interactions; and capacity building in scientific research.

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April 27, 2015
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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110 Wheeler Hall
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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