Assistant Professor of Global Health and Economics, Department of Global Health, George Washington University
Jennifer Seager is an Assistant Professor of Global Health and Economics in the Department of Global Health. Dr. Seager is an applied microeconomist with research interests at the intersection of development and health. Some areas she has worked on include risk behaviors and STI rates among female sex workers in Indonesia, sexual and reproductive health among adolescents in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the impact of local labor market conditions on household fertility decisions. She received her Ph.D. in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Irvine in 2016.
Recent work by Jennifer Seager
Criminalising sex work in Indonesia led to large increases in sexually transmitted infections among sex workers and likely across the whole population
Lessons on gender parity and staying healthy reduced intimate partner violence and led goal-minded girls to choose age-appropriate and ‘better’ boys