Monica Grant

Monica Grant


Soc 170 Population Problems
Soc 357 Methods of Sociological Inquiry
Soc 575 Sociology of the Life Course and Aging
Soc 663 Population and Society

Associate Professor of Sociology
Director of Graduate Studies
4458 Sewell Social Sciences
(608) 262-6261
Fax: (608) 262-8400

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications:
Grant, M. J. 2017. De Facto Privatization and Inequalities in Educational Opportunity in the Transition to Secondary School in Rural Malawi. Social Forces, 1-26.

Grant, Monica J. (2015). "The Demographic Promise of Expanded Female Education: Trends in the timing of First Birth in Malawi". Population and Development Review 41 (3), 409-438.

Grant, Monica J. and Sara Yeatman. 2014. “The Impact of Family Transitions on Child Fostering in Rural Malawi.” Demography, 51(1),277-285.

Mensch, Barbara S., Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Christine Kelly, Paul C. Hewett and Monica J. Grant. 2014. “Challenges in measuring the sequencing of life events among adolescents in Malawi: A cautionary note.” Demography. 51(1), 277-285

Soler-Hampesjek, Erica, Monica J. Grant, Barbara S. Mensch, Paul C. Hewett and Johanna Rankin. 2013 “The Effect of School Status and Academic Skills on the Reporting of Sexual Behavior: Evidence from a Longitudinal Study in Rural Malawi.” Journal of Adolescent Health. 53(2): 228-234. PMC3752995

Grant, Monica J., Cynthia B. Lloyd and Barbara S. Mensch. 2013. "Menstruation and School Absenteeism in Rural Malawi." Comparative Education Review 57(2).

Grant, Monica J., and Sara Yeatman. 2012. "The Relationship between Orphanhood and Child Fostering in Sub-Saharan Africa, 1990s-2000s." Population Studies. 66(3).

Grant, Monica J. 2012. "Girls' Schooling and the Perceived Threat of Adolescent Sexual Activity in Rural Malawi." Culture, Health and Sexuality 14(1): 73-86.

Grant, Monica J. and Jere R. Behrman. 2010. "Gender Gaps in Educational Attainment in Less Developed Countries." Population and Development Review 36(1): 71-89.

Departmental Areas of Interest:
Aging and the Life Course
Demography and Ecology
Economic Change and Development
Methods and Statistics

African Studies
Center for Demography and Ecology

Research Interest Statement:
Grant's current research focuses on gender inequalities in early life course transitions--primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, with a focus on how increasing educational attainment and the HIV/AIDS epidemic influence other domains of life during the transition to adulthood.