Two Brown graduate students are among the seven recipients of 2013 Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowships. Morgan Hardy, a Ph.D. candidate in economics, was selected for her dissertation The Determinants, Dynamics, and Details of Female Labor Market Participation in the Developing World. Lawrence Were, a Ph.D. candidate in public health, was selected for his dissertation The Impact of Reproductive Health and Insurance on Economic Outcomes for HIV+ Women in Kenya. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship program, administered by the Institute of International Education’s Global Learning Programs Division, provides Ph.D. students in sub-Saharan Africa, the United States, or Canada a maximum of $40,000 to produce sound evidence on the role of population and reproductive health in economic development that could be incorporated into national and international economic planning and decision making. Administered by IIE since 2008, the Hewlett Dissertation Fellowship has supported over 40 fellows whose research demonstrates a strong quantitative analysis on topics that examine how population dynamics, family planning, and reproductive health influence economic development, including economic growth, poverty reduction, and equity.

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