Posts by: Nicole Kim

International Health Economics Association

Muhammad Farhan Majid’s abstract “Do Minimum Wage Laws Impact Child Growth? Evidence from Developing Countries” has been accepted by the International Health Economics Association. Their 11th World Congress in Health Economics will take place in Milan, Italy from July 12-15. The presentation will explore the conclusions of the research which suggest that an increase in…

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The Role of Domestic Violence in Deterring the use of Contraception

MACHEquity Research Assistant and McGill PhD student  Lauren Maxwell  has published a study on the role of partner violence in the use of contraception for women around the world. The findings in Maxwell’s research suggest more than a mere correlation, indicating that partner violence has a causal effect on women’s use of contraception. The implications of…

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Society for Epidemiologic Research 48th Annual Meeting

  • Posted on 31st March 2015,
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Catherine Arsenault’s abstract entitled “Monitoring social inequalities in immunization coverage across low and middle-income countries” has been accepted to the Society for Epidemiologic Research​. Their 48th Annual Meeting will take place in Denver Colorado from June 16-19, 2015. To learn more about Catherine’s abstract during the Meet, be sure to check out Poster Session 2…

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14th World Congress on Public Health

  • Posted on 17th February 2015,
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The MACHEquity team’s presentation at the 14th annual World Congress on Public Health that took place in India from February 11-15th 2015 is now available on our News and Publication page. Congratulations on all your hard work!

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Facebook and Twitter

  • Posted on 2nd February 2015,
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It’s a little late but welcome back everyone into the new year! 2015 will mark the start of some exciting new developments for the MACHEquity team. In an effort to share our work and message with a greater audience, we are now officially on Facebook and Twitter. Click the links above to like our page and follow…

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Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America (PAA)

  • Posted on 20th January 2015,
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Congratulations!  The MACHEquity team’s recent paper on the association between work-related breastfeeding policies and breastfeeding initiation and duration has been accepted by the Population Association of America (PAA). The paper analyzes how likely women are to discontinue breastfeeding after giving birth when expected to return to work. It suggests that workplace regulations that allow women…

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MACHEquity Researchers on the Consequentiality of Social Epidemiology

  • Posted on 20th January 2015,
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Arijit Nandi and Sam Harper have co-authored a publication that questions how consequential social epidemiology is based on recent evidence. Academic epidemiology, and social epidemiology in particular, is often criticized for failing to produce actionable evidence that can inform specific interventions for improving health and health inequality. In response, abstracts from the annual meetings of…

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