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CIDR Seminar Series: "Impact of adolescent’s skills building programs on child marriage in Bangladesh"
Start Date: 10/28/2016Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 10/28/2016End Time: 2:30 PM
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The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR) presents the next in our series of demography seminars:

Presenter: Dr. Sajeda Amin
Senior Associate, Population Council

Title: "Impact of adolescent’s skills building programs on child marriage in Bangladesh"

Abstract: This paper evaluates the impact of three community-based skills building programs to address child marriage among adolescent girls in rural Bangladesh. The study uses a cluster randomized controlled trial design with four arms: ARM1 offered educational support, ARM2 offered interventions to promote gender rights awareness, ARM3 offered livelihoods training, and ARM4 served as the control. The three intervention arms differed in terms of the nature of skills provided over an 18-month long intervention period when all adolescent girls were offered 144 hours of skills training in village centers. The survey sample comprised 11,609 respondents at baseline among whom 9,982 (85.9%) respondents were successfully re-interviewed at the endline survey. In intent-to-treat as well as per protocol, discrete time survival analysis we showed that the risk of child marriage (<18 years) for adolescent girls declined significantly in all intervention arms relative to those living in control arm villages. The paper also analyzes covariates of child marriage and characteristics of marriage that took place during the intervention period.

Location: The CUNY Graduate Center - 365 5th Avenue, Room 9207

Pre-Seminar: We will meet at NOON to have lunch with the speaker at the CUNY Graduate Center cafeteria (8th floor). Everyone is welcome to join the lunch and/or seminar. 

Post-Seminar: CIDR fellows are strongly encouraged to meet with the speaker after the seminar to discuss her work further and consult about graduate school, research, job market, career, etc.
Dr. Sajeda Amin
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