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Measuring Unmet Need in Family Planning: A Counterfactual Approach

A new working paper on the concept of unmet need for family planning, where I propose a new approach to more effectively measure it with routine data.

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The Causal Impact of Family Planning on Women’s Contraceptive Use and Birth Spacing

Intervals of less than 24 months between pregnancies and births can adversely affect maternal and child health, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. While studies suggest that improving access to family planning services may also improve women’s contraceptive use and reduce fertility, high-quality evidence of the effect of family planning interventions on longer-term fertility and birth spacing […]

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Karra Presents at Population Association of America’s Annual Meeting

Mahesh Karra, Assistant Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and Associate Director of the Human Capital Initiative at the Global Development Policy Center, presented a number of research projects at the Population Association of America’s Annual Meeting. Karra presented finding of his own recently released research as […]

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