Missing Women - 2019 Fisher Lecture

Missing women

In developed countries, given similar conditions and care, women tend to live longer than men.

By contrast, there is an extreme demographic deficit of women in many parts of the developing world. Estimates suggest that there are up to 200 million women who are “demographically” missing due to gender discrimination. This talk with Professor Siwan Anderson will explore: the age at which these women are “missing”, where in the developing world they are located, which disease environments are most relevant and cultural factors that might contribute to this alarming female deficit.

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Professor Siwan Anderson

Prof Siwan

Siwan Anderson is a Professor at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia in Canada.

She is a development economist and much of her research focuses on women in poor countries. Professor Anderson is a senior fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD),  Theoretical Research in Development Economics (ThReD), and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) at the University of California Berkeley.

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