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Sarah Hayford

Sarah Hayford

Sarah Hayford

Director, Institute for Population Research; Professor, Sociology


(614) 292-9538

Areas of Expertise

  • Population
  • Family
  • Health & Medical


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2005
  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2000

Research interests: fertility intentions and behaviors, marriage and family change, African demography.

Current research: Hayford is currently conducting NIH-funded research on race-ethnic differences in unintended childbearing in the United States and on community influences on female genital cutting in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, she is engaged in a large cross-national data collection project studying the impact of parental migration on children's socioemotional development, educational outcomes, and family formation behaviors in Mexico, Mozambique, and Nepal.