ⓘ Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project. The Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project was originally developed as a sister project of the Kenya Dif ..

                                     

ⓘ Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project

The Malawi Diffusion and Ideational Change Project was originally developed as a sister project of the Kenya Diffusion and Ideational Change Project, but with a larger sample and greater geographical dispersion. Both the KDICP and the MDICP aimed to examine the role of social interactions in changing demographic attitudes and behavior. The first two waves of the MDICP focused on two key empirical questions: the roles of social interactions in the acceptance of modern contraceptive methods and of smaller ideal family size and the diffusion of knowledge of AIDS symptoms and transmission mechanisms and the evaluation of acceptable strategies of protection against AIDS. Beginning with the third wave in 2004, the MDICP expanded in several directions: A sample of adolescents was added to the base sample of ever-married women and their husbands, Biomarkers for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections were collected from all respondents who consented, and the results were provided to those who requested them, GPS coordinates were collected for all sampled households.

                                     
  • of Families and Health. HIV and AIDS in Malawi AVERT. Introduction Kenya Diffusion and Ideational Change Project KDICP kenya.pop.upenn.edu