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Sarah Hayford, Associate Professor
T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
Email: Sarah.Hayford@asu.edu

My research focuses primarily on childbearing, looking at both intentions and behavior. That is, I analyze whether and when people want to have children, and then assess how well they are able to carry out their desires. In the United States, I’ve studied how plans for childbearing evolve over the life course as well as the situations in which women have children that they haven’t planned. I’m also involved in a project in Mozambique examining the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on plans for future childbearing.

More broadly, I’m interested in family and reproductive behavior as an indicator of social change. For example, I’ve analyzed changing patterns of childlessness in the United States and variation in the acceptability of cohabitation as a setting for having children. I’ve also studied changes in the prevalence of female genital cutting in different countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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