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  • Locations: Princeton, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Partner Institution/Organization Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: Global Health Program Type of Program: Research Project
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Duration of Program: More than 4 weeks
Program Description:

Population: An Ethical Inquiry
Location: Remote
Duration: 6-10 weeks, up to 20 hours/week
Number of Positions: 1
Stipend: Hourly Princeton student RA rate, based on actual hours worked
Faculty Supervisor: Peter Singer, Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values
About: Together with two non-Princeton colleagues, Frances Kissling and Alex Ezeh, Professor Peter Singer is planning a book on population issues: is there a problem about population growth, either globally or regionally, and if so, what would be an ethical response to it?  For this project, there will be country specific data that tracks increased use of contraception with improvements in women's status and well-being, completion of high school, employment, reduced domestic violence, improvements in maternal mortality and morbidity and other measures. The countries involved would include, but not be limited to, some from sub-Saharan Africa.
Research Assistant Responsibilities: The RA will be tasked with researching the following topic areas:
  1. The relationship between poverty and population in both directions, i.e. what does poverty have to do with population growth, and what does population growth have to do with poverty?
  2. Issues relating to a possible overemphasis on the provision of contraception, sterilization and abortion as the solution to global problems; also,  the benefits of family planning to women’s health and empowerment and the extent to which women themselves want access to family planning.
  3. Current debates surrounding population growth in African countries.
Qualifications: Previous experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and undertaking literature reviews is desired.

Dates / Deadlines:

This program is not currently accepting applications. Please consult the sponsoring department's website for application open dates.

This program is currently not accepting applications.