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Sonalde Desai: Politics and India's New Young
Today's Indian youth are educated, conservative, and hungry for prosperity
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India Human Development Survey reports the caste system still alive and well in India
Few people in India are married to someone from outside their own caste
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Sonalde Desai: Malnutrition still a major problem for India's children
Despite government-funded food security programs, a large percentage of children are still underweight
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Desai opinion piece published in The Hindu
More thoughtful organization of government services needed in order to improve outcomes in India
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India Human Development Survey shows results of new employment program
Safety net program provides employment to disadvantaged workers in India
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Desai: India jobs program should target low-income households, not districts
Proposed changes to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme will not direct benefits to those who need it most
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Smoking kills--in India, too
Sonalde Desai and Debasis Barik report results of connection between smoking and mortality in India
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Using IHDS Data to Explore Inequality in India
Sonalde Desai and Reeve Vanneman study the "Determinants of Maternal and Child Health in India"
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India Human Development Survey Second Wave (IDHS-II)
An NICHD grant valued at about $2.5 million over five years is funding the second wave of survey research for IHDS
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Article ReferenceGender inequalities and household fuel choice in India
The use of solid cooking fuels—wood, straw, crop residue, and cow-dung cakes—is associated with higher levels of environmental pollution and health burden. However, even in an era when incomes have grown and poverty has declined, the proportion of Indian households using clean cooking fuels such as kerosene or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has increased only slightly. Even among the wealthiest quintile, only about 40 percent of the households rely solely on clean fuel. Since the chores of cooking and collection of fuel remain primarily the domain of women, we argue that intra-household gender inequalities play an important role in shaping the household decision to invest in clean fuel. Analyses using data from the India Human Development Survey (IHDS), a panel survey of over 41,000 households conducted in two waves in 2004-05 and 2011–12, respectively, show that women's access to salaried work and control over household expenditure decisions is associated with the use of clean fuel.
Located in MPRC People / Sonalde Desai, Ph.D. / Sonalde Desai Publications