Arland Thornton

Rachael Pierotti

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Michigan

Rachael Pierotti is a Research Specialist in the World Bank's Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab. Her research examines the causes and consequences of gender inequality in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the effectiveness of programs designed to combat its detrimental effects. Her work is particularly attentive to the systems of belief that legitimate ongoing gender inequality, and how those beliefs relate to health, demographic, and economic behaviors. Rachael collaborated with other members of the DI studies team to examine the reach of developmental idealism in Malawi.








Recent Pub

Special Issue On Developmental Idealism, Sociology of Development, 2019.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, Thornton, Mitchell, and Young-Demarco. "The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marital Attitudes, Expectations, and Timing." Journal of Family Issues.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, Keera. "Parents' Valuation of Approving a Child's Spouse in a Context of Marital Change." Journal of Family Issues.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

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Developmental Idealism
Population Studies Center
University of Michigan