Research on gender-based educational disparities in the Global South has focused on differential investment in the education of boys versus girls, higher costs and lower educational attainment among girls, and factors leading to these realities. In this lunchtime lecture, Belinda Archibong will extend this conversation to share her research on ways that public health and epidemics impact these gender-based disparities, focusing on the 1986 meningitis epidemic in Niger when investment in girls’ education decreased dramatically. Archibong will also share insights into what an intersectional analysis of gender, health, and educational disparities can offer in a time when climate change is expected to worsen the disease environment.
Belinda Archibong is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Barnard College, a faculty affiliate at Columbia University’s Center for Development Economics and Policy (CDEP) and The Earth Institute at Columbia University.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is preferred but not required.