Ford Seminar

Heat Exposure and Child Nutrition: Evidence from West Africa


A Ford Research Seminar with Sylvia Blom, postdoctoral research associate of the Ford Program.

There is growing evidence of the economic effects of anthropogenic climate change; rising temperatures reduce GDP, decrease agricultural yields, and increase mortality and morbidity. This seminar examines how extreme heat affects economic development through an alternate channel: early childhood nutrition. Poor nutritional outcomes in early life are associated with reduced educational attainment, lower incomes, and increased risk of living in poverty in adulthood.

A light continental breakfast will be available.

An option to watch the seminar virtually will be made available. To receive the Zoom connection information, please register here in advance of the seminar.

The Ford Program Research Seminar Series meets regularly, providing faculty members doing research supported by or related to the Ford Program's mission the chance to share their work, whether in early, middle or late stages of development. It is an opportunity for colleagues to come together in a friendly atmosphere to offer constructive feedback and perhaps come away with some new ideas for our own human development/human dignity-related research. The Seminar hopes to build intellectual community around the Ford Program's mission of conducting research that promises to deepen our understanding of human dignity and enhance the effectiveness of efforts to promote integral human development.