Rebecca Thornton

Dr. Thornton’s research focuses on issues related to health and education in developing countries and has involved field-experiments in Africa and South Asia. Current work includes examining how learning HIV results affect savings and investment behavior, measuring how financial incentives to stay HIV negative affect sexual behaviour, and examining how menstruation affects education and labour force participation.

Content by Rebecca Thornton
  • Publication - Working Paper

    Teacher effectiveness in Africa: Longitudinal and causal estimates

    9 Jan 2019 | Julie Buhl-Wiggers, Jason Kerwin, Jeffrey Smith, Rebecca Thornton

  • Project

    Literacy laboratory project

    The development of literacy is critical for pupils’ lifetime academic success, and is an intrinsically important educational goal in its own right. Despite ongoing efforts from both the Government of Uganda and the international donor community, many children in Uganda still are not acquiring literacy skills at a satisfactory level. This project will evaluate an...

    5 Oct 2015 | Rebecca Thornton, Alfred Ongom, Victoria Brown, Jason Kerwin