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RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Research capacity building in sub-Saharan Africa
2. Demographic and health outcomes associated with urban poverty
3. Inter-generational transfer of norms governing the gendered stratification of sexuality
4. The male role and the intersection of gender and power on fertility decision making Africans and other black immigrants in the United States
5. Interdisciplinary perspectives on family processes
6. Interdisciplinary perspectives linking individual, family, and population health over time


PUBLICATIONS

2015 The Growth of the “Global South” City: A Community-Based Study of Urban Poverty and Neighborhood Collective Efficacy in Accra, Ghana (with Michael Parks, The Pennsylvania State University & Minnesota Department of Health, and Kojo Ayernor, University of Oxford). The Global South Journal. Acceptance with Revisions.

2015 How Community Physical, Structural, and Social Stressors Relate to Mental Health in the Urban Slums of Accra, Ghana (with Meredith Greif, Johns Hopkins University). Health and Place. Forthcoming.

2015 Minimal Coital Dilution in West Africa (with Samuel Jenness, University of Washington, Susan Cassels, University of Washington, Adriana Biney, Regional Institute for Population Studies [RIPS], University of Ghana, and William Ampofo, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research [NMIMR], University of Ghana). JAIDS. Forthcoming.

2014 *Lab Experiments in Demographic Fieldwork: Understanding Gender Dynamics in Africa (with Christine Horne, Washington State University and Naa Dodua Dodoo, Regional Institute for Population Studies [RIPS], University of Ghana). Demographic Research 31: 1417-30.

2014 Migration, Sexual Networks, and HIV in Agbogbloshie, Ghana (with Susan Cassels, University of Washington, Samuel Jenness, University of Washington, William Ampofo, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research [NMIMR], University of Ghana, and Adriana Biney, Regional Institute for Population Studies [RIPS], University of Ghana). Demographic Research: 31: 861-88.

2014 *Does Education Mitigate the Adverse Impact of Bridewealth on Women‟s Reproductive Autonomy? (with Christine Horne, Washington State University, and Adriana Biney, Regional Institute for Population Studies [RIPS], University of Ghana). Genus 70(1): 77- 97.

2014 Rationale and Cross-sectional Study Design of the Research on Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes among

African Migrants: The RODAM Study (with Charles Agyemang, University of Amsterdam, et al.). British Medical Journal Open 4(3): 1-11. BMJ Open 2014;4:e004877 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-
2014-004877.

2013 The Shadow of Indebtedness: Bridewealth and Norms Constraining Female Reproductive Autonomy
(with Christine Horne, Washington State University and Naa Dodua Dodoo, Regional Institute for Population Studies [RIPS], University of Ghana). American Sociological Review 78(3): 503-20.

2011 Urbanization, Poverty, and Sexual Behavior: The Tale of Five African Cities (with Meredith Greif, Georgia State University and Anuja Jayaraman, India). Urban Studies 48(5): 947-957.

2011 Internal Migration to Nairobi's Slums: Linking Migrant Streams to Sexual Risk Behavior (with Meredith Greif, Georgia State University). Health and Place 17:86-93.

2011 *Africa in American Sociology: Invisibility, Opportunity, and Obligation (with Nicola Beisel, Northwestern University). Pp. 990-996 (Chapter 55, Volume II) in Helen Lauer and Kofi Anyidoho (eds.) Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities through African Perspectives. Accra, Ghana: Sub-Saharan Publishers. (Earlier published in Social Forces, 2006).

2010 Inferring Gender-Power: Women‟s Schooling and Relative Spousal Influence in Childbearing in Ghana (with Laurie F. DeRose, University of Maryland and Lijuan Wu, Peking University). Genus: 66(2): 69-91.

2010 The Man Comes to Marry the Woman: Exploring Adolescent Boys‟ Gendered Expectations for Bridewealth and Marriage among the Akwapim of Southern Ghana (with Ashley Frost, Population Reference Bureau). Marriage and Family Review. 46(1- 2): 41-59.

2009 The Role of Intergenerational Transfers, Land, and Education in Fertility Transition in Rural Kenya: The Case of Nyeri District (with Karina Shreffler, Oklahoma State University). Population and Environment 30: 75-92.

2009 Men are Missing from African Family Planning (with Ashley Frost, The Pennsylvania State University). Contexts 44(8): 44-49.

2008 *Gender in African Population Research: The Fertility/Reproductive Health Example (with Ashley Frost, The Pennsylvania State University). Annual Review of Sociology 34: 431-452.

2007 *Urban-Rural Differences in the Socioeconomic Deprivation-Sexual Behavior Link in Kenya (with Eliya M. Zulu and Alex C. Ezeh, African Population and Health Research Center). Social Science and Medicine 64(5): 1019-1031.

2007 Cohabitation, Marriage, and „Sexual Monogamy‟ in Urban Poor Contexts: The Case of Nairobi Slums (with Megan Klein Hattori, University of Maryland). Social Science and Medicine 64(5): 1067-1078.

2007 *(Reprint) On the Brain Drain of Africans to America: Some Methodological Observations (with Baffour K. Takyi and Jesse R. Mann, University of Akron). Pp. 87-94 (Chapter 4) in Rubin Patterson (ed.) African Brain Circulation: Beyond the Drain- Gain Debate. Boston, MA: Brill Academic Press. (Earlier published in Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 2006).

2006 *On the Brain Drain of Africans to America: Some Methodological Observations (with Baffour K. Takyi and Jesse R. Mann, University of Akron). Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 5(3):155-162.

2006 *(Reprint) Africans in the Diaspora: Black-White Earnings Differences among America's Africans (with Baffour K. Takyi, University of Akron). Pp. 168-88 (Chapter 10) in Kwadwo Konadu-Agyeman, Baffour K. Takyi, and John A. Arthur (eds.),The New African Diaspora in North America: Trends, Community Building, and Adaptation. Boulder, CO: Lexington Books (a division of Rowman and Littlefield). (Earlier published as “Race and Earnings: Magnitude of Difference among American Africans” in Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2002).

2006 (Reprint) Reversal of Fortune: Explaining the Decline in Black Women‟s Earnings (with Yvonne D. Newsome, Agnes Scott College). Pp. 159-84 (Chapter 9) in Marlese Durr and Shirley A. Hill (eds.), Race, Work, and Family in the Lives of African Americans. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. (Earlier published in Gender and Society, 2002).

2005 *Africa in American Sociology: Invisibility, Opportunity, and Obligation (with Nicola Beisel, Northwestern University). Social Forces 84(1): 595-600.

2005 Lineage Type and Gendered Fertility-Related Outcomes in Ghana (with Baffour K. Takyi, University of Akron). Journal of Marriage and the Family 67(1): 251-257.

2004 Does Discussion of Family Planning Improve Knowledge of Partner's Contraceptive Attitude (with Laurie DeRose, University of Maryland, Alex C. Ezeh, African Population and Health Research Center, and Tom O. Owuor, The Pennsylvania State University). International Family Planning Perspectives 30(2): 87-93.

2003 Urbanization, Poverty and Sex: Roots of Risky Sexual Behaviors in Slum Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya (with Eliya M. Zulu and Alex C. Ezeh, African Population and Health Research Center). Pp. 167-74 (Chapter 12), in E. Kalipeni, S. Craddock, J. Oppong, and J. Ghosh (eds.), HIV/AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

2003 *Space, Context, and Hardship: Socializing Children into Sexual Activity in Kenyan Slums (with Melissa M. Sloan, Vanderbilt University and Eliya M. Zulu, African Population and Health Research Center). Pp. 147-60 (Chapter 8), in S. Agyei-Mensah and J. B. Casterline (eds.), Reproduction and Social Context in Sub-Saharan Africa. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

2002 *Gender, Power, and Reproduction: Rural-Urban Differences in the Relationship between Fertility Goals and Contraceptive Use in Kenya (with Maria Tempenis, Vanderbilt University). Rural Sociology 67(1): 46-70.

2002 Sexual risk-taking in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, 1993-98 (with Eliya M. Zulu and Alex C. Ezeh African Population and Health Research Center). Population Studies 56(3): 311-323.

2002 *Race and Earnings: Magnitude of Difference among American Africans (with Baffour K. Takyi, University of Akron). Ethnic and Racial Studies 25(6): 913-941.

2002 Reversal of Fortune: Explaining the Decline in Black Women‟s Earnings (with Yvonne D. Newsome, Agnes Scott College). Gender and Society 16(4): 442-464.

2002 Fertility Desires and Perceptions of Power in Reproductive Conflict (with Laurie F. DeRose and Vrushali Patil, University of Maryland). Gender and Society 16(1): 53-73.

2002 Schooling and Attitudes on Reproductive-Related Behavior in Ghana (with Laurie F. DeRose and Vrushali Patil, University of Maryland). The International Journal of Sociology of the Family 30(1): 50-65.

2002 *The Urban Poor and Health Systems in East Africa: Voices from Nairobi‟s Slums. Pp. 9-19 (Chapter 1), in S. J. Opolot (ed.), Building Healthy Cities: Improving the Health of Urban Migrants and the Urban Poor in Africa. Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Comparative Urban Studies Project.

2002 *Fertility Preferences and Contraceptive Use: A Profitable Nexus for Understanding the Prospects for Fertility Decline in Africa. Population Bulletin of the United Nations 46/47: 97-107.

2001 *Some Evidence against the Assumption that Approval of Family Planning is Associated with Frequency of Spouses' Discussion of the Subject (with Alex C. Ezeh and Tom O. Owuor, African Population and Health Research Center). Research note. Population Studies 55(2): 195-198.

2001 Institutional Change and the African Fertility Transition: The Case of Kenya (with Alex C. Ezeh, African Population and Health Research Center). Genus 57(3-4): 135-164.

2001 *AIDS-Related Knowledge and Behavior among Married Kenyan Men: A Behavioral Paradox? (with Akosua Adomako Ampofo, University of Ghana). Journal of Health and Human Services Administration 24(2): 199-233. 1999 *Black and Immigrant Labor Force Participation in America. Race and Society 2(1): 69- 82.

1999 *Black America and Minority Immigrants: The Competing Disadvantaged? Invited Symposium Review Essay on Help or Hindrance? The Economic Implications of Immigration for African Americans, edited by Frank Bean and Dan Hammermesh. Contemporary Sociology 28(4): 385-387.

1998 *Men Matter: Additive and Interactive Gender Preferences and Reproductive Behavior in Kenya. Demography 35(2): 229-242.

1998 *Marriage Type and Reproductive Decisions: A Comparative Study in Sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Marriage and the Family 60(1): 232-242.

1997 *Assimilation Differences among Africans in America. Social Forces 76(2): 527-546.

1997 *Do Male Reproductive Preferences Really Point to a Need to Refocus Fertility Policy Policy? (with Ye Luo and Evelina Panayotova, Tulane University) Population Research and Policy Review 16:447-455.

1996 *Men, Women, and the Fertility Question in Sub-Saharan Africa (with Poem van Landewijk, Leiden, Netherlands). African Studies Review 39(3): 29-41.

1995 *Race and Female Occupational Location in America (with Patricia Kasari, Tulane University). Journal of Black Studies 25(3): 485-494.

1995 *The Simple Measure and Fertility Control Measurement in Africa (with Rhoda Carr, Tulane University). The Western Journal of Black Studies 19(4): 279-283.

1995 *Explaining Contraceptive Use Differences: Do Men Play a Role? African Population Studies 10:15-37

1995 *Contraceptive Behavior in Ghana: A Two-Sex Model. International Journal of Sociology of the Family 25(1): 43-61.

1995 Population Growth, Sex Ratio, Women‟s Work and Prostitution on the Contemporary Amazon Frontier (with J. Timmons Roberts, Tulane University). Yearbook, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers 21: 91-105.

1994 *Relative Spousal Power and Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Ghana. The Sociological Quarterly 35(3): 507-519.

1994 *Explaining Spousal Differences in Reproductive Preferences: A Gender Inequality Approach (with Arna Seal, Tulane University). Population and Environment 15(5): 379-394.

1994 *Earnings Differences Among the Mexican-Origin Population in the United States: Nativity and Citizenship Explanations (with Gonzalo Pinon, Tulane University). Sociological Perspectives 37(2): 295-307.

1993 *Education and Changing Reproductive Behavior in Ghana. Sociological Perspectives 36(3): 241-256.

1993 *Insights into Spousal Differences in Reproductive Dis/Agreement. Sociological Focus 26(3): 257-270.

1993 *A Couple Analysis of Micro-Level Supply/Demand Factors in Fertility Regulation. Population Research and Policy Review 12(2): 93-101.

1992 *Female Education, Age, Parity, and Reproductive Cessation. Biodemography and Social Biology 39(1-2): 102-108.

1991 *Blacks and Earnings in New York State. Sociological Spectrum 11(2): 203-212.

1991 *Immigrant and Native Black Workers‟ Labor Force Participation in the United States. National Journal of Sociology 5(1): 3-17.

1991 *Minority Immigrants in the Land of Opportunity. Canadian Studies in Population 18(2): 42-55

1991 *Earnings Differences among Blacks in America. Social Science Research 20(2): 93- 108.