Coast, Ernestina


Dr Ernestina Coast  

Department

Position held

LSE Health

Department of Social Policy

Associate Professor of Population Studies

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Centre for Global Health Population, Poverty and Policy

Research Associate

Experience keywords:

demography; household; anthropological demography; cohabitation; developing countries; reproductive health; population trends; HIV/AIDS

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A demographer with a particular interest in the inter-relationships between social context and demographic behaviour, approached using a combination of demographic and ethnographic methods. Dr Coast’s work focuses on relationships, including union formation, sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Healthcare

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Africa; India; Kenya; Sub-Saharan Africa; Tanzania

Languages:

Swahili [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6335

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Leone, Tiziana and Coast, Ernestina (2014) Demographic change and gender In: Desai, Vandana and Potter, Rob, (eds.) The companion to development studies. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9781444167245

Coast, Ernestina (2014) The role of induced abortions in fertility transitions

Coast, Ernestina (2014) Fertility transitions and induced abortion

Coast, Ernestina and Murray, Susan (2014) Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia

Weinberger, Michelle and Coast, Ernestina (2014) Fertility, contraception and method mix in Tanzania: trends and changes since 1990 In: Mturi, Akim J. and Agyei-Mensah, Samuel, (eds.) Explaining fertility differences in sub-Saharan Africa: projecting the demographic future. The Edwin Mellen Press. ISBN 0773442707

Parmar, D. and Leone, Tiziana and Coast, Ernestina and Murray, Susan and Hukin, Eleanor and Vwalika, Bellington (2014) A comparative study of health systems costs of safe abortion and post abortion care in Zambia

2013

Coast, Ernestina (2013) When legalising abortion isn’t enough Africa at LSE Blog (13 May 2013) Blog entry

Coast, Ernestina and Leone, Tiziana and Malviya, Alankar (2013) Gender-based violence and reproductive health in India India at LSE (23 Jan 2013) Blog entry

Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina (2013) The power of the interviewer Africa at LSE Blog (10 Jun 2013) Blog entry

Wekesa, Eliud and Coast, Ernestina (2013) Living with HIV in Kenyan slums in an era of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) Africa at LSE Blog (3 May 2013) Blog entry

Wekesa, Eliud and Coast, Ernestina (2013) Fertility intentions among people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) in the ART era: mixed methods evidence from Nairobi slums

Coast, Ernestina and Wigle, Jannah (2013) Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine – identifying and overcoming the challenges to reaching those who need it most LSE Health and Social Care Blog (9 Jul 2013) Blog entry

Jones, Eleri and Coast, Ernestina (2013) Social relationships and postpartum depression in South Asia: a systematic review International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 59 (7). 690-700. ISSN 0020-7640

Coast, Ernestina and Jones, Eleri and Hukin, Eleanor and Kumpunen, Stephanie (2013) Systematic mapping of interventions that have been implemented to address cultural factors that affect women's use of skilled maternity care services World Health Organization / Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health.

Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina and Compaore, Natacha and Antoine, Philippe (2013) The power of the interviewer: a qualitative perspective on African survey data collection Demographic Research, 28 (27). 763-792. ISSN 1435-9871

Wigle, Jannah and Coast, Ernestina and Watson-Jones, Deborah (2013) Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine implementation in low and middle-income countries (LMICs): health system experiences and prospects Vaccine, 31 (37). 3811-3817. ISSN 0264-410X

Wigle, Jannah and Coast, Ernestina and Watson-Jones, Deborah (2013) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine implementation in low and middle-income countries (LMICs): health system experiences and prospects Vaccine, 31 (37). 3811-3817. ISSN 0264-410X

Wekesa, Eliud and Coast, Ernestina (2013) Living with HIV post-diagnosis: a qualitative study of the experiences of Nairobi slum residents BMC Open, 3 (e00239). 1-10. ISSN 2044-6055

Freeman, Emily and Coast, Ernestina (2013) Sex in older age in rural Malawi Ageing and Society. 1-24. ISSN 0144-686X

Coast, Ernestina and Fanghanel, Alex and Lelievre, Eva and Randall, Sara (2013) Counting the population or describing society?: a comparison of British and French censuses

2012

Golaz, Valerie and Antoine, Philippe and Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina (2012) Definition du menage et situation des personnes agees: comparaisons entre 4 pays Africains

Ferrario, Alessandra and Coast, Ernestina (2012) Setting the agenda for global family planning: a pre-summit discussion at the LSE Health and Social Care at LSE (11 Jul 2012) Blog entry

Coast, Ernestina and Leone, Tiziana and Malviya, Alankar (2012) Gender-based violence and reproductive health in five Indian states In: Nakray, Keerty, (ed.) Gender-Based Violence and Public Health: International Perspectives on Budgets and Policies. Routledge studies in public health. Routledge, New York, NY. ISBN 9780415504928

Mathews, Paul and Sear, Rebecca and Coast, Ernestina and Iacovou, Maria (2012) Do preceding questions influence the reporting of childbearing intentions in social surveys?

Coast, Ernestina and Leone, Tiziana and Hirose, Atsumi and Jones, Eleri (2012) Poverty and postnatal depression: a systematic mapping of the evidence from low and lower middle income countries Health and Place, 18 (5). 1188-1197. ISSN 1353-8292

Puradiredja, Dewi Ismajani and Coast, Ernestina (2012) Transactional sex risk across a typology of rural and urban female sex workers in Indonesia: a mixed methods study PLOS One, 7 (12). e52858. ISSN 1932-6203

Fanghanel, Alex and Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara (2012) Mapping intergenerational care across households in the UK: analysing proximity, propinquity and resources in the "tacit intergenerational contract"

Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara and Fanghanel, Alex and Lelievre, Eva and Ba-Gning, Sadio (2012) Sofa surfers and shed dwellers: new living arrangements and household surveys in the UK and France

Leone, Tiziana and Coast, Ernestina and Narayanan, Shilpa and De-Graft Aikins, Ama (2012) Diabetes and depression comorbidity and socio-economic status in low and middle income countries (LMICs): a mapping of the evidence Globalization and Health, 8 (39). ISSN 1744-8603

Vieira, Claudia and Portela, Anayda and Miller, Tina and Coast, Ernestina and Leone, Tiziana and Marston, Cicley (2012) Increasing the use of skilled health personnel where traditional birth attendants were providers of childbirth care: a systematic review PLOS One, 7 (10). 1-9. ISSN 1932-6203

Kriel, Antoinette and Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina and Risenga, Arthur and Nyambura, Melissa (2012) From design to practice: how can large-scale household surveys better represent the complexities of the social units under investigation?

Coast, Ernestina and McDaid, David and Leone, Tiziana and Pitchforth, E. and Matthews, Zoe and Iemmi, Valentina and Hirose, Atsumi and Macrae-Gibson, Rowena and Secker, Jane and Jones, Eleri (2012) What are the effects of different models of delivery for improving maternal and infant health outcomes for poor people in urban areas in low income and lower middle income countries? Department for International Development, London. ISBN 978190734525

2011

Coast, Ernestina and Hennink, Monique and Hutter, Inge and Nzioka, Charles and Puri, Mahesh (2011) Qualitative research in demography: a review of the last decade

Leone, Tiziana and Bisht, R. and Goisis, A. and Coast, Ernestina (2011) Raising overmedicalisation of births in Southern India: a demand or supply phenomenon?

Iemmi, Valentina and Coast, Ernestina and Leone, Tiziana and McDaid, David (2011) Suicide and poverty: mapping the evidence in low and middle income countries

Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara and Golaz, Valerie and Gnoumou, Bilampoa (2011) Problematic polygymy: implications of changing typologies and definitions of polygamy

Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina and Compaore, Natacha and Wandera, Stephen Ojiambo (2011) The power of the interviewer

Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina and Leone, Tiziana (2011) Cultural constructions of the concept of household in sample surveys Population Studies, 65 (2). 217-229. ISSN 0032-4728

Weinberger, Michelle and Coast, Ernestina (2011) Making sense of Tanzania's fertility: the role of contraceptive use

Corker, Jamaica and Coast, Ernestina (2011) Polygyny and family planning programs in sub-Saharan Africa: representation and reality

2010

Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara and Leone, Tiziana (2010) The household in household surveys

Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara and Leone, Tiziana (2010) Whose household?: the fuzziness of a critical concept in household surveys

Leone, Tiziana and Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara (2010) Did you sleep here last night? The impact of the household definition in sample surveys: a Tanzanian case study

Wekesa, Eliud and Coast, Ernestina (2010) "Just like a taste of water which is too little to quench the thirst": condom use among people living with HIV/AIDS in Nairobi urban slums

Coast, Ernestina and Leone, Tiziana and McDaid, David and Hirose, A and Jones, Eleri (2010) Postnatal depression (PND) and poverty in low income countries: mapping the evidence

Coast, Ernestina (2010) The household in surveys: a focus on fuzziness Ncrm Methodsnews Newsletter, Summer. 5-5.

Coast, Ernestina (2009) Currently cohabiting: relationship attitudes, expectations and outcomes In: Stillwell, John and Coast, Ernestina and Kneale, Dylan, (eds.) Fertility, Living Arrangements Care and Mobility. Understanding population trends and processes (vol. 1). Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 9781402096815

Coast, Ernestina (2009) Fertility, living arrangements, care and mobility In: Coast, Ernestina and Stillwell, John and Kneale, Dylan, (eds.) Fertility, Living Arrangements Care and Mobility: Understanding Population Trends and Processes. Understanding population trends and processes , 1 (1). Springer, New York, USA, 1-26. ISBN 9781402096815

Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara and Leone, Tiziana (2009) The commodity chain of the household: from survey design to policy and practice

Coast, Ernestina and Mondain, Natalie and Rossier, Clementine (2009) Qualitative research in demography: quality, presentation and assessment

Stillwell, John and Coast, Ernestina and Kneale, Dylan (2009) Fertility, living arrangements care and mobility: Understanding population trends and processes Understanding population trends and processes, Vol. 1. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 9781402096815

Leone, Tiziana and Coast, Ernestina and Malviya, Alankar (2008) Gender based violence and women's vulnerability towards HIV/AIDS in 6 Indian Districts

2007

Coast, Ernestina (2007) Reproductive health and the MDGs: rhetoric and reality In: Agarwal, Manmohan and Shovon Ray, Amit, (eds.) Globalization and the Millennium Development Goals: Negotiating the Challenge. Berghahn Books, Oxford. ISBN 9788187358329

Coast, Ernestina and Hampshire, Katherine and Randall, Sara (2007) Disciplining anthropological demography Demographic Research, 16 (1). 493-518. ISSN 1435-9871

Coast, Ernestina (2007) Wasting semen: context and condom use among the Maasai Culture, Health and Sexuality, 9 (4). 387-401. ISSN 1369-1058

2006

Homewood, K. and Coast, E. and Kiruswa, S. and Serneels, S. and Thompson, M. and Trench, P. (2006) Maasai pastoralists : diversification and poverty

Coast, Ernestina (2006) Maasai marriage: a comparative study of Kenya and Tanzania Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 37 (3). 399-420. ISSN 0047-2328

Coast, Ernestina (2006) Local understandings of, and responses to, HIV: rural–urban migrants in Tanzania Social Science and Medicine, 63 (4). 1000 -1010. ISSN 0277-9536

2005

Coast, Ernestina (2005) Malthusian demography In: Forsyth, Tim, (ed.) Encyclopaedia of International Development. Routledge, London and New York, 424-425. ISBN 9780415-253420

Coast, Ernestina (2005) Maasai marriage: a comparative study of Kenya and Tanzania

Homewood, Catherine and Thompson, Michael and Trench, Pippa and Kiruswa, Steven and Coast, Ernestina (2005) Gestione delle risorse naturali su base comunitaria e statle e livelihood locali nel Maasailand Afriche e Orienti, 7 (2). 84-101. ISSN 1592-6753

Coast, Ernestina (2005) Sexual behaviour and perceptions of risk: male rural-urban migrants in Tanzania

Coast, Ernestina (2005) Female genital cutting In: Forsyth, Tim, (ed.) Encyclopaedia of International Development. Routledge, London and New York:, 235-236. ISBN 9780415253420

2004

Homewood, K. and Coast, Ernestina and Thompson, D. M. (2004) In-migrants and exclusion in east African rangelands: access, tenure and conflict Africa, 74 (4). 567-610. ISSN 0001-9720

2003

Coast, Ernestina (2003) Book review: forced mortality and migration Population Studies, 57 (1). 114-115. ISSN 0032-4728

Coast, Ernestina (2003) An evaluation of demographers' use of ethnographies Population Studies, 57 (3). 337-347. ISSN 1477-4747

Coast, Ernestina (2003) Wasting sperm: the cultural context of condom use among the Maasai of Northern Tanzania

2002

Coast, Ernestina (2002) Population trends in developing countries In: Desai, V and Potter, R, (eds.) The Arnold Companion to Development Studies. Hodder Arnold, London, 360-367. ISBN 0340614528

Coast, Ernestina (2002) Demography of the Marsh Arabs In: Nicholson, E. and Clark, P., (eds.) The Iraqi Marshlands : a Human and Environmental Study. Politico's Publishing, London, 19-35. ISBN 1842750429

Coast, Ernestina (2002) Maasai socio-economic conditions : cross-border comparison Human Ecology, 30 (1). 79-105. ISSN 0300-7839

2001

Coast, Ernestina (2001) Maasai demography phd thesis, University of London, University College London

Homewood, K. and Lambin, E. F. and Coast, Ernestina and Kariuki, A. and Kikula, I. and Kivelia, J. and Said, M. and Serneels, S. and Thompson, M. (2001) Long term changes in African savanna wildlife and land cover : pastoralists or policies Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 98 (22). 12544-12549. ISSN 1091-6490


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My co-edited book Fertility, Living Arrangements, Care and Mobility examines important trends underpinning reductions in fertility, including delayed child-bearing and increased childlessness, and the implications for an ageing population.

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