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Journal ArticleThe Impact of Foreign Aid on Maternal Mortality
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid Impact and EffectivenessForeign aid Maternal mortality Muskoka Initiative
Working PaperThe impact of foreign aid on maternal mortality
In 2010, the G8 placed renewed focus on maternal health via the Muskoka Initiative by committing to spend an additional US$5 billion on maternal, newborn, and child health before 2015...Foreign aid Maternal mortality Muskoka Initiative
Book ChapterThe effect of China's One Child Policy on sex selection, family size, and the school enrolment of daughters
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentDevelopment Education Family planning
Working PaperThe effect of China’s One Child Policy on sex selection, family size, and the school enrolment of daughters
I first document that the introduction of the One Child Policy dramatically increased sex selection in certain regions, and that the Chinese government responded to this by allowing parents who had a daughter as their first child to try for a second ...Development Education Family planning