Published Work



Smith-Greenaway, Emily, Brauner-Otto, Sarah, and William Axinn. forthcoming. The Education of Adult Children and Parental MortalitySocial Science Research.

Yeatman, Sara and Emily Smith-Greenaway. forthcoming. Birth Planning and Women’s and Men’s Health in MalawiStudies in Family Planning.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Shelley Clark. 2017. Women’s Marriage Behavior following a Premarital Birth in Sub Saharan AfricaJournal of Marriage and Family, 80(1): 256-270.


Axinn, William, Ghimire, Dirgha, and Emily Smith-Greenaway. Emotional Variation and Contraceptive Use to Limit FertilityDemography, 54(2): 437-458.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily. Community Context and Child Health: A Human Capital PerspectiveJournal of Health and Social Behavior, 58(3): 307-321.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Shelley Clark. Variation in the Link between Parental Divorce and Child Health Disadvantage in Low and High Divorce African SettingsSocial Science and Medicine (Population Health), 3: 473-486.

Clark, Shelley, Koski, Alissa, and Emily Smith-Greenaway. Recent Trends in Premarital Births in sub-Saharan Africa. Studies in Family Planning, 48(1):3-22. [Lead Article]


Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Christie Sennott. Death and Desirability: Retrospective Reporting of Unintended Pregnancy after a Child’s DeathDemography, 53(3):805-834.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily. Premarital childbearing in sub-Saharan Africa: Can investing in women’s education offset disadvantages for children?Social Science & Medicine (Population Health), 2:164-174.

Jadhav, Apoorva, Weitzman, Abigail, and Emily Smith-Greenaway. Household Sanitation Facilities and Women's Risk of Non-Partner Sexual Violence in India. BMC Public Health, 16(1): 1139-1149.


Smith-Greenaway, Emily. Educational Attainment and Adult Literacy: A Descriptive Account of Select Countries in sub-Saharan AfricaDemographic Research, 33: 1015-1034.

Ghimire, Dirgha, Axinn, William, and Emily Smith-Greenaway. 2015. Impact of the Spread of Mass Education on Married Women’s Experience with Domestic ViolenceSocial Science Research, 54: 319-333.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Sangeetha Madhavan. 2015. Maternal Migration and Child Vaccination in Benin: An Analysis of Disruption and Adaptation ProcessesSocial Science Research, 54: 146-158.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily. 2015. Are Literacy Skills Associated with Young Adults’ Health in Africa? Evidence from MalawiSocial Science & Medicine, 127: 124-133.


Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Kevin Thomas. 2014.  Exploring Child Mortality Risks Associated with Diverse Patterns of Maternal MigrationPopulation Research and Policy Review, 33:873-895.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Jenny Trinitapoli.  2014. Polygynous Contexts, Family Structure, and Infant Mortality in sub-Saharan AfricaDemography, 51(2):341-66. [lead article]


Smith-Greenaway, Emily. 2013. Mothers' Reading Skills and Child Survival in Nigeria: Examining the Relevance of Mothers' Decision-making PowerSocial Science & Medicine, 97:152-160.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily and Jessica Heckert. 2013Does the Orphan Disadvantage “Spill Over”? An analysis of whether living in an area with a higher concentration of orphans is associated with children’s school enrollment in sub-Saharan AfricaDemographic Research, 28(40): 1167-1198.

Smith-Greenaway, Emily2013. Maternal Reading Skills and Child Mortality in Nigeria: A Reassessment of Why Education MattersDemography, 50(5): 1551-1561.


Smith-Greenaway, Emily, Leon, Juan, and David Baker. 2012. Understanding the Association between Maternal Education & Use of Health Services in Ghana: Exploring the Role of Health KnowledgeJournal of Biosocial Science, 1(1): 1-15.


Baker, David, Leon, Juan, Smith-Greenaway, Emily, Collins, John, and Marcela Movit. 2011. The Underappreciated Education Effect on Population Health: A Reassessment, Meta-analysis of All-cause Mortality, and an Improved HypothesisPopulation and Development Review, 37(2): 307-332.