Volume 57, Number 1, 2018                                                               E-ISSN: 1549-0955


The End of the Rejuvenation of the Fertility Schedule in Brazil: Evidence from Changes in Contraception Use and Reproductive Preferences among Adolescents and Young Women



Ana Paula Verona, Assistant Professor 

Ana Paula Verona is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Demography, Cedeplar, at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.  She received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. Professor Verona specializes in fertility and reproductive health with focus on adolescent sexual and reproductive behavior, conjugal unions, and religion in Brazil.



Arun Kumar Sharma, Professor

Arun Kumar Sharma is a member of our review board. He is a senior professor of sociology and P. K. Chair at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Professor Sharma is an expert on research methods and social statistics. His research interests focus on fertility, rural development, health, women empowerment and urbanization. He is associated with several development NGOs.  Prof. Sharma is a recipient of the Fellowship of Indian Academy for Mathematical Modelling and Simulation, and the Chandrasekaran award of IASP. He has served as Social Science Editor of Everyman’s Science, a publication of the Indian Science Association.



Neuma Figueiredo de Aguiar, Professor Emeritus


Professor Neuma Figueiredo de Aguiar is a member of our advisory board.  She is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences, at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.  She holds a degree in History from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1960), a Masters in Sociology and Anthropology from Boston University (1962), a Ph.D. in Sociology from Washington University (1969), and a Ph.D. Honoris Causa from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2003). She was Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais from 1996 to 2008, and became Professor Emerita at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2009. She is a lifelong member of the International Sociological Association, and a lifelong member of the International Association for Time Use Research IATUR). She has experience in of ​​sociology, with emphasis on gender and society, working mainly on the following themes: gender and patriarchy, women’s movements, stratification and social mobility, international comparative sociology and sociology of time use. She founded, and for 10 years directed, the Quantitative Methodology Program of UFMG and the Center for Quantitative Research in Social Sciences (CPEQS). In 2007, she received the Vincius Caldeira Brant Award from NEPEM (Center for Research on Women) and CACS (Academic Center for Social Science) for her contributions at UFMG to the areas of Gender, Women’s Studies and Feminism, and the Florestan Fernandes Prize of the Brazilian Society of Sociology for her contribution to the development of Sociology in Brazil.


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