Publications & Presentations

Stoebenau, S., S. Madhavan, S. Kim, B. Mberu and C. Wainana. 2022. Developing a culturally salient measure of union formalization in urban Kenya. Presentation made at the Population Association of America Meetings, Atlanta, GA March. 

Madhavan, S., K. Stoebenau and S. Kim. 2022. “Managing uncertainty, creating stability: The enduring value of kinship for family formation.” In R. Sooryamoorthy and E. Khalema (Eds.), Handbook of African Sociology. Oxford University Press.


Cotton, C., S. Clark and S. Madhavan. 2022. “One hand does not bring up a child”: The role of kin in children’s living arrangements in Nairobi slums.” Demographic Research. 46: 865-904.

Madhavan, S., S. Clark and S. Schmidt. 2021. “Single mothers coping with food insecurity
in a Nairobi slum.” Urban Studies 58(13): 2703-2720.

Clark, S., S. Madhavan, and C. Kabiru. 2018. “Two approaches to measuring the influence
of kin support on child health in an African slum.” Social Science Research 76: 105-119.

Madhavan S., S. Clark, and Y. Hara. 2018. “Gendered emotional support and women’s
well-being in a low-income urban African setting.” Gender & Society 32 (6): 837-859.

Madhavan, S. D. Beguy, and S. Clark. 2018. “Measuring extended families over time in
informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya.” Demographic Research 38(44):1339-1358.

Madhavan, S., S. Clark, M. Eros and D. Beguy. 2017. “Distance or location? How the
geographic distribution of kin networks shapes support given to single mothers in urban
Kenya.” The Geographical Journal 184 (1): 75-88.

Clark, S., S. Madhavan, D. Beguy, C. Kabiru and C. Cotton. 2017. “Who helps single
mothers in Nairobi?: The role of kin support.” Journal of Marriage and Family 79: 1186-

Madhavan, S., S. Clark, D. Beguy, C. W. Kabiru & M. Gross. 2017 “Moving beyond the household: Innovations in data collection on kinship.” Population Studies 71 (1): 117-132.