Project Zika Virus

DEMOGRAPHY OF EXCEPTION

THE DEMEX PROJECT

General Information

Project Title: 

Reproductive intentions and migration amidst the Zika Virus epidemics and socioenvironmental disasters

Aim:

This project analyzes how and if the simultaneous occurrence of external shocks (economic crisis, socioenvironmental disaster following the Samarco dam failure and the Zika Virus epidemics) affected migration and fertility behavior. We elicited Governador Valadares as a case study for the project for three reasons: it is one of the largest and most important municipalities in the Doce River Basin, affected by the dam failure; it is the third municipality in Minas Gerais in terms of risk of diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti vector; it is the oldest and most important municipality in Brazil in terms of international emigration to the United States and Portugal. Based on a mixed methods perspective, we combine longitudinal data collection from a probabilistic sample of 1226 households and 3015 individuals living in the urban areas of Governador Valadares and interviewed between 2014 and 2016, with semi-structured in-depth interview with 40 individuals using seeds from the first wave of data representing exposure to vector-borne diseases and migration experience. The first wave survey has detail information on demographic, economic and environmental characteristics of households and individuals, in addition to information on disease and disaster (flooding) experience as well as expectation and knowledge regarding climate change. All these data were measured before the Samarco dam failure and the Zika Virus outbreak (and in the first years of the economic crisis). The new longitudinal data are currently being collected (2019), after the crises and during a phase of small incidence of Zika. The timing of the first and second wave of data is key to understand change in attributes and behavior related to the crises. The second wave includes, in addition to all the previous, time sensitive information, detailed questions on reproductive history and sexual and reproductive health.

Funding:

  • Brazilian Research Council (CNPq): Grants 431872/2016-3 and 314392/2018-1
  • Minas Gerais Research Foundation (FAPEMIG): Grant APQ-01553-16
  • Brazilian Research Network on Climate Change  (Rede Clima/FINEP): Grant 01.13.0353-00


Project Members:

  • Gilvan Guedes | Cedeplar – UFMG (Coodinator)
  • Alisson Barbieri | Cedeplar – UFMG (Researcher)
  • Carlos Alberto Dias | UFJVM (Researcher)
  • Raquel Zanatta | Cedeplar – UFMG (Researcher)
  • Leticia Marteleto | OPR – UT Austin (Researcher)
  • Dimitri Fazito | Sociology Dept. – UFMG (Researcher)
  • Sueli Siqueira | Neder – Univale (Researcher)
  • Marden Campos | Sociology Dept. – UFMG (Researcher)
  • Andrea Simão | Cedeplar – UFMG (Researcher)
  • Sandra Nicoli | Neder – Univale (Fieldwork Coordinator)

 

How to cite:

English: Guedes, GR. (2019). Demography of Exception: reproductive intentions and migration amidst the Zika Virus epidemics and socioenvironmental diasters. Research project funded by CNPq, Fapemig, and FINEP/Rede Clima. Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Portuguese: Guedes, GR. (2019). Demografia da Excepção: intenções reprodutivas e migração em um contexto de Zika Virus e desastres socioambientais. Projeto de pesquisa financiado pelo CNPq, Fapemig, e FINEP/Rede Clima. Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Data & Scripts

Data

Quantitative

First wave (2014/2016)

  • * Digital Elevation Model
  • * Shapefiles
  • * Sinthetic survey data

 

Second wave (2019)

  • * Shapefiles
  • * Sinthetic longitudinal data
  • * Sinthetic cross-section data

 

Qualitative

  • * Family formation, health, and migration (2016/2017)
  • * Migration, health, reproductive and sexual behavior (2018)

 

Scripts

  • * R script for data importing, exporting, and labelling.r_symbol2
  • * Stata do file for data importing, exporting, and labelling. Stata15

Questionnaires

Quantitative

First wave (2014/2016)

  • * Survey questionnaire – Portuguese version
  • * Survey questionnaire – English version

 

Second wave (2019)

  • * Survey questionnaire – Portuguese version
  • * Survey questionnaire – English version

 

Qualitative

Semi-structured script (2016/2017)

Semi-structured script (2019)

Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

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Book and book chapters

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Conference papers

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Presentations (Beamers, Powerpoints and Handouts)

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Interviews and Publications in Mass Media

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