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Desai contributes to examination of Indian social support framework
COVID-19 shutdowns tested the Indian support regime and revealed opportunities for adjustment
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Desai co-authors brief on health insurance inequities in India
Many Indians do not take advantage of their insurance coverage
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Desai, Chen research on Fathers' migration in Demographic Research
Examines nutritional impact of father outmigration
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Can COVID-19 change the work culture at home?
Survey identifies shifts in domestic labor for men and women
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Positioning population studies to understand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic
Faculty Associate Sonalde Desai contributes to IUSSP panel session
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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
Sonalde Desai featured in The Indian Express on Social Distancing Practice during COVID-19 Lockdown in India
Telephone survey shows high understanding of social distancing, support for lockdown
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Desai comments on India census challenges
Citizenship policies imperil data gathering
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Lin interviewed for story on Indian marriage market
Marriage choices depend on factors other than education
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Sonai Desai on India's Data Infrastructure in an Open-Ed in The Hindu
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