Health and Population
Where you you get your information on health and population research? Are there any go-to sources that we're missing in our list of recommendations? Do you have any country- or region-specific recommendations (in English or any other language)?
Let us know by emailing Jillian at jrs7 (at) williams (dot) edu, and we'll put the information up!
Tim Phillips of VoxDev hosts Rodger Voorhies of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a talk on how Voorhies sees the role of the foundation in the world.
This paper on the effects of deworming treatments on children in Kenya, by Michael Kremer and Edward Miguel, was one of the pioneers in the use of randomized controlled trials at a scale of interest and with implications for cash-strapped governments.
An earlier paper from Michael Kremer, this paper considers the two main arguments on the nature of population: that more people means more stomachs and thus more pressure, or that more people means more brains and thus more innovation.
This article investigates absenteeism among teachers and healthcare workers in many developing countries, and finds it to be a considerable problem.