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Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Sara Yeatman. 2019. “Unrealized Educational Expectations and Mental Health: Evidence from a Low-Income Country.” Social Forces. 

Yeatman, Sara, Abdallah Chilungo, Sydney Lungu, Hazel Namadingo, and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2019. “Tsogolo la Thanzi: A Longitudinal Study of Young Adults Living in Malawi’s HIV Epidemic.” Studies in Family Planning 50(1) 71-84.



Yeatman, Sara and Emily Smith-Greenaway. 2018. “Birth Planning and Women’s and Men’s Health in Malawi.” Studies in Family Planning 49(3) 213-235.

Yeatman, Sara, Stephanie Chamberlin, and Katherine Dovel. 2018. “Women’s (health) work. A population-based, cross-sectional study of gender differences in time spent seeking health care in Malawi.” PLOS One 13(12): e0209586.

Sennott, Christie and Sara Yeatman. 2018. “Conceptualizing Childbearing Ambivalence: A Social and Dynamic Perspective.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 80(4): 888-901.

Trinitapoli, Jenny and Sara Yeatman. 2018. “The Flexibility of Fertility Preferences in a Context of Uncertainty.” Population and Development Review 44(1): 87-116.



 Yeatman, Sara and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2017. “Awareness and Perceived Fairness of Option B+ in Malawi: A Population-Level Perspective.” Journal of the International AIDS Society 20(1): 21467.

Angelucci, Manuela and Daniel Bennett. 2017. “Assortative Matching Under Asymmetric Information: Evidence from Malawi.American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings 107(5):154-57.

 Verheijen, Janneke. 2017. “The Gendered Micropolitics of Hiding and Disclosing: Assessing the Spread and Stagnation of Information on Two New EMTCT Policies in a Malawian Village.” Health Policy and Planning 32(9):1309–1315.

 Frye, Margaret. 2017. “Cultural Meanings and the Aggregation of Actions: The Case of Sex and Schooling in Malawi.American Sociological Review 82(5):945–76.



Furnas, Hannah E. 2016. “Capturing Complexities of Relationship-Level Family Planning Trajectories in Malawi.” Studies in Family Planning 47(3):205-21.

Sennott, Christie and Sara Yeatman. 2016. “Surprising Results: HIV Testing and Changes in Contraceptive Practices among Young Women in Malawi.” Journal of Biosocial Science 48(2):174–91.

Dovel, Kathryn et al. 2016. “Trends in ART Initiation among Men and Non-Pregnant/Non-Breastfeeding Women before and after Option B+ in Southern Malawi.” PLOS ONE 11(12):e0165025.



Yeatman, Sara and Christie Sennott. 2015. “The Sensitivity of Measures of Unwanted and Unintended Pregnancy to Question Timing: Evidence from Malawi.” Maternal and Child Health Journal 19(7): 1593-1600.

Frye, Margaret and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2015. “Ideals as Anchors for Relationship Experiences.” American Sociological Review 80(3): 496–525.

Yeatman, Sara E. et al. 2015. “Health-Seeking Behavior and Symptoms Associated with Early HIV Infection: Results from a Population-Based Cohort in Southern Malawi.” JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 69(1): 126-30.

Yeatman, Sara and Christie Sennott. 2015. “The Sensitivity of Measures of Unwanted and Unintended Pregnancy Using Retrospective and Prospective Reporting: Evidence from Malawi.” Maternal and Child Health Journal 19(7): 1593-600.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily. 2015. “Are Literacy Skills Associated with Young Adults’ Health in Africa? Evidence from Malawi.” Social Science & Medicine 27(S): 124-133.

Dovel, Kathryn, Sara Yeatman, Susan Watkins, and Michelle Poulin. 2015. “Men’s Heightened Risk of AIDS-Related Death: The Legacy of Gendered HIV Testing and Treatment Strategies.” AIDS 29(10): 1123–25. see associated Comment & Reply in AIDS 30(1): 158-159.



Bachan, Lauren K. 2014. “Anticipatory Child Fostering and Household Economic Security in Malawi.” Demographic Research 30(40): 1157-1188.

Conroy, Amy A. 2014. “It means there is a doubt in the house’: perceptions and experiences of HIV testing in rural Malawi.” Culture, Health, & Sexuality 16(4): 97-411.

Conroy, Amy A. 2014. “The Influence of Relationship Power Dynamics on HIV Testing in Rural Malawi.” The Journal of Sex Research 52(3): 347-39.

Conroy, Amy A. 2014. “Marital Infidelity and Intimate Partner Violence in Rural Malawi: A Dyadic Investigation.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 43(7): 1303-1314.

 Trinitapoli, Jenny, Sara Yeatman, and Jasmine Fledderjohann. 2014. “Sibling Support and the Educational Prospects of Young Adults in Malawi.”Demographic Research 30(19): 547-578.

Yeatman, Sara and Christie Sennott. 2014. “The Relationship between Partners’ Family-Size Preferences in Southern Malawi.” Studies in Family Planning 45(3): 361-377.



 Conroy, Amy A. 2013. “Gender, Power, and Intimate Partner Violence: A Study on Couples from Rural Malawi.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 29(5): 866-888.

Muchimba, Maureen, M. Burton, S. Yeatman, A. Chilungo, B. Haberstick, S. Young, R. Corley and M. McQueen 2013. “Behavioral Disinhibition and Sexual Risk Behavior among Adolescents and Young Adults in Malawi.” PLoS One. doi:

 Yeatman, Sara E., Kate Dovel, Amy Conroy, and Hazel Namadingo. 2013. “HIV Treatment Optimism and Its Relationship with Sexual Risk Behavior Among a Population-Based Sample of Young Adults in Southern Malawi.” AIDS Care 25(8): 1018-1025.

 Yeatman, Sara E. and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2013. “I Will Give Birth But Not Too Much: HIV-Positive Childbearing in Rural Malawi.” Pp. 93-109 in Women, Motherhood and Living with HIV/AIDS: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, edited by Pranee Liamputtong. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

 Yeatman, Sara E., Jenny Trinitapoli and Sarah Hayford. 2013. “Letter to the Editor: Limitations of Clinic-Based Studies on HIV and Fertility Preferences.” American Journal of Public Health 103(6): e5-e5.

 Yeatman, Sara, Christie Sennott, and Steven Cullpepper. 2013. “Young Women’s Dynamic Family Size Preferences in the Context of Transitioning Fertility.” Demography 50(5): 1715-1737. 



 Frye, Margaret. 2012. “Bright Futures in Malawi’s New Dawn: Educational Aspirations as Assertions of Identity.” American Journal of Sociology 117(6): 1565-1624.

Muheriwa, Sadandaula Rose, Angela Chimwaza, Alfred Maluwa, and Martha Kamanga. 2012. “Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV Services in Malawi.” African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health 6: 139-144.

Muheriwa, Sadandaula Rose, Angela Chimwaza, Alfred Maluwa and Martha Kamanga. 2012. “Young Women’s Knowledge and Utilization of Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV Services: Is There Any Relationship?” International Journal of Childbirth 2(3): 163-172.

 Sennott, Christie and Sara E. Yeatman. 2012. “The Stability and Change in Fertility Preferences Among Young Women in Malawi.” International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 38(1): 34-42.



Trinitapoli, Jenny and Sara E. Yeatman. 2011. “Uncertainty and Fertility in a Generalized AIDS Epidemic.” American Sociological Review 76(6): 935-954.

Yeatman, Sara E. and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2011. “Best-Friend Reports: A Tool for Measuring the Prevalence of Sensitive Behaviors.” American Journal of Public Health 101(9): 1666-1667.