Coast, Ernestina

Dr Ernestina Coast  

Department

Position held

Associate Professor of Population Studies

 

Non LSE positions held

Centre for Global Health Population, Poverty and Policy

Research Associate

 

Experience keywords:

HIV/AIDS; abortion; demography; gender; health; households; population; reproductive health; sexual health

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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; Asia; Europe; Kenya; South Africa; Tanzania; Zambia

Languages:

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

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6335

LSE email:

e.coast@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2015

Ghandour, Rula and Bates, Katie and Imseeh, Sawsan and Mitwalli, Suzan and Nasr, Shiraz and Hammoudeh, Doaa and Coast, Ernestina and Leone, Tiziana and Giacaman, Rita (2015) National health surveys: whose priorities?: a case study of the Palestinian Family Health Survey (PFHS) 2010. In: Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance 6th conference , 20-21 Mar 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina (2015) Poverty in African households: the limits of survey and census representations In: Jerven, Morten and Johnston, Deborah, (eds.) Statistical Tragedy in Africa? Evaluating the Database for African Economic Development. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9781138945821

Bantjes, Jason and Iemmi, Valentina and Coast, Ernestina and McDaid, David and Leone, Tiziana and Palfreyman, Alexis and Channer, Kerrie and Lund, Crick (2015) Relationship between suicidal behaviours and poverty in low and middle income countries: systematic review. In: 28th World Congress for the International Association for Suicide Prevention, 16-29 Jun 2015, Montreal, Canada

Bates, Katie and Leone, Tiziana and Coast, Ernestina and Ghandour, Rula and Imseeh, Sawsan and Mitwalli, Suzan and Nasr, Shiraz and Cetorelli, Valeria and Giacaman, Rita (2015) Inequalities in self-reported health (SRH) and self-reported illness (SRI) among women aged 15-54 in the occupied Palestinian territories. In: Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance 6th conference , 20-21 Mar 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

Coast, Ernestina and Freeman, Emily (2015) Abortion in Zambia. In: LSE Research Festival 2015, 21 May 2015, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

Coast, Ernestina and Jones, Eleri and Lattof, Samantha R. and Portela, Anayda (2015) Integrating culture into maternity care programmes: a systematic mapping of interventions Maternal Health Task Force (4 Feb 2015) Blog entry

Coast, Ernestina and Hukin, Eleanor and Kamal, N. (2015) Health systems and chronic non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries In: de-Graft Aikins, Ama and Agyemang, C., (eds.) Chronic non-communicable diseases in low and middle-income countries. CABI, Wallingford, UK. ISBN 9781780643328

Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina (2015) Poverty in African households: the limits of survey representations Journal of Development Studies, 51 (2). 162-177. ISSN 0022-0388

Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina and Antoine, Philippe and Compaore, Natacha and Dial, Fatou-Binetou and Fanghanel, Alexandra and Gning, Sadio Ba and Thiombiano, Bilampoa Gnoumou and Golaz, Valerie and Wandera, Stephen Ojiambo (2015) UN census ‘households’ and local interpretations in Africa since Independence SAGE Open, 5 (2). 1-18. ISSN 2158-2440

Wekesa, Eliud and Coast, Ernestina (2015) Contraceptive need and use among individuals with HIV/AIDS living in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, online. 1-6. ISSN 0020-7292

2014

Coast, Ernestina (2014) Maternity care services and culture: a systematic global mapping of interventions MamaYe (1 January 2014) Blog entry

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. In: The fertility transition in the South, 23rd-25th April 2014, Oxford University

Coast, Ernestina (2014) Fertility transitions and induced abortion. In: The fertility transition in the South, 23rd-25th April, 2014, St Anne's College, Oxford

Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara (2014) Exploring the limits of household surveys in Africa Africa at LSE Blog (10 Nov 2014) Blog entry

Parmar, Divya and Leone, Tiziana and Coast, Ernestina and Hukin, Eleanor and Murray, Susan and Vwalika, Bellington (2014) Health system costs of safe abortion and post abortion care from unsafe induced abortions in Zambia. In: Third International Conference of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) , 11-13 Mar 2014, Nairobi, Kenya

Coast, Ernestina and Weinberger, Michelle (2014) Impact of changes in Tanzania’s family planning policies could benefit other African countries Africa at LSE Blog (10 Sep 2014) Blog entry

Coast, Ernestina and Murray, Susan (2014) Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia. In: IUSSP International Seminar on Decision-making regarding abortion – determinants and consequences, 3-5 June 2014, Nanyuki, Kenya

Coast, Ernestina and Murray, Susan (2014) Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia. In: IUSSP workshop on decision-making regarding abortion, 3rd-5th June, 2014, Nanyuki, Kenya

Coast, Ernestina and Murray, Susan (2014) Pregnancy termination trajectories in Zambia IUSSP working papers, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), Paris, France.

Coast, Ernestina and Norris, Alison and Moore, Ann and Freeman, Emily (2014) Trajectories to abortion and abortion-related care: a conceptual framework. In: International Seminar on Decision-making regarding abortion-determinants and consequences, 3-5 June, 2014, Nanyuki, Kenya

Kriel, Antoinette and Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina and de Clercq, Bernadene (2014) From design to practice: how can large-scale household surveys better represent the complexities of the social units under investigation? African Population Studies, 28 (3). 1309-1323. ISSN 0850-5780

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

Wekesa, Eliud and Coast, Ernestina (2014) Fertility desires among men and women living with HIV/AIDS in Nairobi slums: a mixed methods study PLOS One, 9 (8). e106292. ISSN 1932-6203

Coast, Ernestina and Jones, Eleri and Lattof, Samantha R. and Portela, Anayda (2014) Maternity care services and culture: a systematic global mapping of interventions PLOS One, 9 (9). e108130. ISSN 1932-6203

Freeman, Emily and Coast, Ernestina (2014) Sex in older age in rural Malawi Ageing and Society, 34 (7). 1118-1141. ISSN 0144-686X

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. In: Third international conference of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA), 11th-13th March, 2014, Nairobi, Kenya

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. In: Population Association of America 2013 Annual Meeting, 11th-13th April 2013, New Orleans, USA

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

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

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. In: Chaire Quetelet 2013, 12-15th November 2013, Research Centre in Population and Societies, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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. In: Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference, 2-4 May 2012, Quebec, Canada

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?. In: Population Association of America Annual Meeting, 3-5 May 2012, San Francisco

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) Harmonised households: ménages à ménager (HHMM) International Social Research Methods Case Studies, 4. National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), Southampton, UK.

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". In: European Population Conference, 13th-16th June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

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

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. In: European Population Conference, 13th-16th June 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

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?. In: XVIII South African Sociological Association Annual Congress: Knowledge, Technologies and Social Change, 1st-4th July 2012, Cape Town, South Africa

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. In: Sixth African Population Conference, 5-9 December 2011, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Iemmi, Valentina and Coast, Ernestina and Leone, Tiziana and McDaid, David (2011) Suicide and poverty: mapping the evidence in low and middle income countries. In: World Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health, 17-21 October 2011, Cape Town, South Africa

Leone, Tiziana and Bisht, R. and Goisis, Alice and Coast, Ernestina (2011) Raising overmedicalisation of births in Southern India: a demand or supply phenomenon?. In: British Society for Population Studies Annual Conference, 7-9 September 2011, York, UK

Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara and Golaz, Valerie and Gnoumou, Bilampoa (2011) Problematic polygymy: implications of changing typologies and definitions of polygamy. In: Sixth African Population Conference, 5-9 December 2011, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Randall, Sara and Coast, Ernestina and Compaore, Natacha and Wandera, Stephen Ojiambo (2011) The power of the interviewer. In: Sixth African Population Conference, 5-9 December 2011, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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

Corker, Jamaica and Coast, Ernestina (2011) Polygyny and family planning programs in sub-Saharan Africa: representation and reality. In: International Conference in Family Planning, 29 Nov - 2nd Dec 2011, Dakar, Senegal

Weinberger, Michelle and Coast, Ernestina (2011) Making sense of Tanzania's fertility: the role of contraceptive use. In: 2011 International Conference in Family Planning, 29 Nov - 2 Dec 2011, Dakar, Senegal

2010

Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara and Leone, Tiziana (2010) The household in household surveys. In: ESRC Research Methods festival, 6th July 2010, Oxford

Coast, Ernestina and Randall, Sara and Leone, Tiziana (2010) Whose household?: the fuzziness of a critical concept in household surveys. In: New measurement issues in survey research, 21st September 2010, Royal Statistical Society, London

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. In: European Population Conference, 3-5 September 2010, Vienna

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. In: 9th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH), 27-29 October 2010, New York, USA

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. In: Reproductive Morbidity and Poverty, 6th November 2010, London School of Economics

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

2009

Wekesa, Eliud and Coast, Ernestina (2009) "For ever and ever, Amen": facilitators of adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Nairobi urban informal settlements. In: International Conference on Urban Health, October 2009, Nairobi

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 . In: XXVI IUSSP International Population Conference, 27th September - 2nd October, 2009, Marrakech, Morocco

Coast, Ernestina and Mondain, Natalie and Rossier, Clementine (2009) Qualitative research in demography: quality, presentation and assessment . In: XXVI IUSSP International Population Conference, 27th September - 2nd October, 2009, Marrakech, Morocco

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

2008

Puradiredja, Dewi Ismajani and Coast, Ernestina and Sear, Rebecca (2008) Why do female sex workers in Indonesia not use condoms?: a mixed methods study of the heterogeneous contexts of condom use. In: European Population Conference, 9-12 July 2008, Barcelona, Spain

Leone, Tiziana and Coast, Ernestina and Malviya, Alankar (2008) Gender based violence and women's vulnerability towards HIV/AIDS in 6 Indian Districts. In: XVII AIDS Conference, 3-8th August 2008, Mexico City

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. In: Pastoralism and Poverty Reduction in East Africa : A Policy Research Conference, 27-28 June 2006, International Livestock Research Institute

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. In: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population XXV International Population Conference, 18-23 Jul 2005, Tours, France

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. In: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population XXV International Population Conference, 18-23 Jul 2005, Tours, France

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. In: International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Workshop on Taking Stock of the Condom in the Era of HIV/AIDS, 13-17 July 2003, University of Botswana

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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