:: In – House Seminar Schedule of April 2014 ::
Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University


Monday, April 2, 2014 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 hrs.  Room 326 Rajavadee, 3rd Floor

Title: Social support and Accessibility to Health Services, and Maternal Morbidity in Indonesia
By: Mr.Farid Agushybana, Ph.D. student


Despite improvements in the last decades, Indonesia is still characterized by a relatively high maternal mortality ratio (MMR). Even the coverage of accessibility to health services meet to the government plan but the MMR still high, the main reason is because women did not visit completely the antenatal care that could prevent the maternal morbidity and reduce the risk of maternal death. The different compositions of the population become an important predictor of antenatal care visit. The socio demographic factor, women autonomy, biological factor, maternal behavior and social support should be taking into account to investigate a pattern of antenatal care accessibility and leading to inequality of maternal morbidity.

To answer “what is the pattern of antenatal care among areas and why it differ between the most and least advantaged populations?” this research has objectives as follow: 1) to examine the influence of social demographics, women autonomy, biological factor, maternal behavior and social support factors to the maternal morbidity and antenatal care visit in 2007 and 2012; 2) to investigate and measure the effect of antenatal care visit to the maternal morbidity in 2007 and 2012; 3) to derive a strategy in antenatal care visit and reducing maternal morbidity and mortality.

This study use secondary data from Indonesian Demographic Health Survey (IDHS) 2007 and 2012. Both univariate and bivariate statistics are employed to show the significant results whereas, The multilevel modeling analysis could handle the social characteristics that have multilevel in nature and to analysis the disparity between area we will employ the geography information system (GIS).The results of this study can provide the appropriate strategy to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality.

Moderator: Dr.Kanokwan Tharawan 


Wednesday, April 9 2014 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 hrs.  Room 326 Rajavadee, 3rd Floor

Title: Buddhism and Thai adolescents’ behaviors: The intergenerational transmission of values
By: Mr. Sawat Siriphadung, Ph.D. student


Results from the 2013 survey of Thai adolescents’ behaviors conducted by the Ministry of public health reveal the increasingly alarming rate of tranquilizer abuse, premarital sex and the over consumption of drugs for weight reduction among Thai adolescents. A large percentage of Thai adolescents have also been found to start smoking, drinking alcohol, and experimenting with illegal drugs at the age as early as 16. Sixty five percent of Thai adolescents have had unhealthful habits such as skipping breakfast, and over 72% of them don’t regularly consume 3 meals in a day. This could eventually put them at risk of serious health conditions in the future, and the society will inevitably have to bear the greatest brunt. These problem behaviors of Thai adolescents have raised important questions concerning how these behaviors of Thai adolescents come about. It is undeniable to point the accusing finger at the globalization, westernization, and materialism. The values embedded in these processes put great emphasis on fueling the economic growth measured by the gross domestic products and viewing success as defined by acquisitions and possessions, often at the expense of integrity and morality. One force that is believed to be able to withstand the tide of globalization and materialism and strike a balance between economic growth and righteousness is Buddhism.

As family is the most fundamental social institution in which processes of socialization take place, this study, therefore, takes a look at the impact of Buddhist practices on adolescents ‘ problem behaviors as part of the socialization process in the familial context.

This study uses the data from the 2011 survey of social conditions and culture in Thailand conducted by the National Statistical Office of Thailand. It is hoped that the findings from this study will be able to contribute to the understanding of the socialization process, which will further reinforce program strategies targeting adolescents’ behaviors.

Moderator: Teeranong Sakulsri

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 hrs.  Room 109 (Srabua), 1st Floor
Title: Who say elderly are burden?
Ms.Suchita Manajit, Ph.D. student



Moderator: Niphon Darawuttimaprakorn

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 hrs.  Room 109 (Srabua), 1st Floor

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By : Ms. Aksarapak Lucktong, Ph.D. Student



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