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Aashish Gupta, Harvard University

Household wealth and life expectancy in India: 1990-2016
When Feb 07, 2022
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where Online via Zoom
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Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation

Research on socioeconomic status and life expectancy in low- and middle-income contexts is constrained by data limitations. Using data from three of India’s Demographic and Health Surveys, I generate the first direct estimates of period life table quantities and their standard errors by household wealth in India. These estimates reveal large and persistent disparities in mortality. These findings have several implications for the scientific literature on measurement of health inequalities, inequalities in well-being in India, health system priorities, and understanding the evolution of health disparities in the ongoing epidemiological transition.

About the Speaker

Aashish Gupta

Aashish is a demographer, and currently a David E Bell Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. He earned his PhD in Demography and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in development studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. His research uses demographic and field methods to examine interrelations between health, environment, and inequality in India. He was awarded the Dorothy Thomas Award by the Population Association of America, and a Civil Registration and Vital Statistics fellowship by the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. 

Location ONLINE VIA ZOOM:  Zoom Registration Link.  Registration link will be available approximately one week prior to the seminar.  Upon registration you will receive an automatically generated email with the direct link for the seminar.

COVID-19 Information

MPRC public events for Spring 2022 will be a mix of in person and online via Zoom.  For in person events, all event attendees must follow current protocols



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