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School, Work, and Marriage: Economics & Inequality in the Middle East & North Africa

This lecture by Dr. Caroline Krafft from St. Catherine University is part of a week-long series on Youth in the Middle East.

Caroline Krafft is an economist specializing in development economics, primarily labor, education, health, and inequality in the Middle East and North Africa. She collaborates with St. Kate’s students, international non-governmental organizations, and a global network of scholars in her research. Current projects include work on early childhood development, labor market dynamics, life course transitions, human capital accumulation, and fertility. Caroline teaches courses in economics and statistics, and serves as the program director for the Women and International Development major. She is particularly interested in how economics can help societies understand and address social issues, and is writing a textbook on that topic.


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  • Noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017


Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall


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