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Kade Finnoff

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Kade Finnoff is a development economist whose work primarily focuses on countries emerging from violent conflict. In particular, her work looks at the way in which the reconstitution of society is exclusionary or inclusive of marginalized groups such as, female headed households, children and people with disabilities. She has spent a number of years working on issues of inequality and violence, in particular sexual violence, in countries in Central Africa and more recently in India. Kade has also worked on economic integration of people with disabilities with various local and international NGO's in South Asia, Central America and Africa. Kade has also been a technical consultant for UNDP, UNIFEM, and UNWomen on a range of issues from pro-poor macroeconomic policy to gender budgeting of post-conflict development assistance.

Academic Qualifications

PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Areas of Interest

Economic Development, Political Economy of Violent Conflict, Gendered Violence, African Development, Feminist Economics

Research Interests

Public Finance, Gender Inequities and Post War State-building; Economic Empowerment and Sexual Violence;

Publications and Writings
  • "Gender Disparity in Access to the Rwandan Mutual Heath Insurance Scheme: An analysis of early uptake of community based insurance", Feminist Economics, forthcoming 2015.
  • "Marriage Migration in India 1983 - 2008" (with Smriti Rao). Population and Development Review, 41(3), 22. 2015.
  • "Decomposing Inequality & Poverty in Rwanda: The Role of Gender, Education, Wealth and Location," Development Southern Africa, 2015.
  • "Rethinking Labor Market Policy: Alternative Manifestos," co-authored with Arjun Jayadev. Development and Change, Forum 2014, Vol. 45(5) 2014.
  • "Female Employment and Intimate Partner Violence in Rwanda,"The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Vol. 7(2) 2012.
  • "By What Measure? Family Time Devoted to Children in the United States", co-authored with Nancy Folbre, Jayoung Yoon and Alison Fugli. Demography, Vol. 42(2) May 2005.

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