Working Papers

2017

WP2017-01  Sonalde Desai and Debasis Barik. 2017.   Landed Lives: Land Ownership in Rural India and Intra-Household Exchanges.

2016

WP18 Debasis Barik, Sonalde Desai, Reeve Vanneman. 2016. "Economic Status and Adult Mortality in India." 

WP19 Amit Thorat, Omkar Joshi. 2016. "The Continuing Practice of Untouchability in India: Patterns and Mitigating Influences"

WP20 Ruchi Jain, Sonalde Desai and Reeve Vanneman. 2016. "Janani Suraksha Yojana and Declining Socioeconomic Inequalities in Maternal Healthcare in Rural India."

WP21 Lekha Subaiya and Reeve Vanneman. 2016. "The Multi-Dimensionality of Development and Gender Empowerment: Women's Decision-Making and Mobility in India."

WP22 Amit Thorat, Reeve Vanneman, Sonalde Desai, and Amaresh Dubey, 2016.  "Escaping and Falling Into Poverty in India Today."

 

2015

WP17 White, Gregory, Matt Ruther, and Joan Kahn. 2015. "Educational inequality in India: An analysis of gender differences in reading and mathematics." 

 

2011

WP14 Banerji, Manjistha and Reeve Vanneman. 2011. “Does Love Make a Difference? Marriage Choice and Post-Marriage Decision-Making.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, May 1, 2009, Detroit, Michigan.

WP16 Vanneman, Reeve and Amaresh Dubey. 2011. "Horizontal and vertical inequalities in India.Paper prepared for Inequality and the Status of the Middle Class: Lessons from the Luxembourg Income Study, 28-30 June 2010, Luxembourg.

 

2009

WP13 Mueller, Valerie and Abusaleh Shariff. 2009. “Preliminary Evidence on Internal Migration, Remittances, and Teen Schooling in India.” International Food Policy Research Institute Discussion Paper 00858.

 

2008

WP07 Andrist, Lester. 2008. “Social Capital's Dark Side and Patriarchy in India.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. New Orleans, LA. Abstract

WP08 Banerji, Manjistha, Steven Martin, and Sonalde Desai. 2008. “Are the Young and the Educated More Likely to Have “Love” than Arranged Marriage? A Study of Autonomy in Partner Choice in India.” Originally presented at IUSSP Seminar on Changing Transitions to Marriage: Gender Implications for the Next Generation, New Delhi, September 10-12, 2008. Revised 2013. Abstract available upon request. 

WP09 Andrist, Lester, Manjistha Banerji, and Sonalde Desai. 2008. “Negotiating Marriage: Examining the Gap between Marriage and Cohabitation in India.” Paper presented at a conference on Marriage in Globalizing Contexts: Exploring Change and Continuity in South Asia, New Delhi, September, 2008.

WP10 Desai, Sonalde and Manjistha Banerji. “Negotiated Identities: Male Migration and Left Behind Wives.” Journal of Population Research. 25(3):337-355. Abstract

WP11 Desai, Sonalde, Amaresh Dubey, Reeve Vanneman, and Rukmini Banerji. “Private Schooling in India: A New Educational Landscape.” India Policy Forum, Volume 5. Sage Publications. Eds. Suman Bery, Barry Bosworth, and Arvind Panagariya.Abstract

WP12 Desai, Sonalde. 2008. "Caste in 21st Century India: Competing Narratives." Under review. Abstract Substantially revised version published as: Desai, Sonalde and Amaresh Dubey. 2011. "Caste in 21st Century India: Competing Narratives.” Economic and Political Weekly, 46(11): 40-49.

 

2007

WP05 Desai, Sonalde and Lester Andrist. 2007. “Gender Scripts and Age at Marriage in India.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. New York, N.Y. Demography 47(August): 667-687. Abstract Desai, Sonalde and Lester Andrist. 2010. “Gender Scripts and Age at Marriage in India,” Demography. 47(3):667-687. Abstract

WP06 Desai, Sonalde, Cecily Adams, and Amaresh Dubey. 2007. “Segmented Schooling: Inequalities in Primary Education.” Presented at the Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy Workshop organised by the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi, October 26-27, 2007. Abstract Published as -- Desai, Sonalde, Cecily Adams and Amaresh Dubey. 2009. “Segmented Schooling: Inequalities in Primary Education. In Sukhdeo Thorat and Katherine Newman (Eds.) Blocked by Caste: Discrimination and Social Exclusion in Modern India. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

WP15 Sen, Mitali and James Noon. 2007. "Living Arrangement: How does it relate to the Health of the Elderly in India?” Presented at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America, March 29-31, 2007, New York.

 

2006

WP01 Desai, Sonalde, Lijuan Wu, and B.L.Joshi. 2006. “Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in India: Understanding the Regional Differences.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. Los Angeles, CA. Abstract Substantially revised version published as: Desai, Sonalde and Lijuan Wu. 2010. “Structured Inequalities: Spatial Disparities in maternity Care in India,” Margin: A Journal of Applied Economics, 4(3): 293-320.

WP02 Sen, Mitali , Sonya Rastogi, and Reeve Vanneman. 2006. “Disempowered by Whom? Gender vs. Generation in India.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. Los Angeles, CA. Abstract

WP03 Vanneman, Reeve, James Noon, Mitali Sen, Sonalde Desai, and Abusaleh Shariff. 2006. “Social Networks in India: Caste, Tribe, and Religious Variations.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. Los Angeles, CA. Abstract

WP04 Vanneman, Reeve, James Noon, and Sonalde Desai. 2006. “Social Capital in India: Networks, Organizations, and Confidence.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association. Montreal, Canada. Abstract

 

 

Other Presentations

Adams, Cecily. 2008. “Educational Inequality in Institutionalized Social Stratification Systems: The Case of Caste-Based Educational Inequality in India.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. New Orleans, LA.

Barik, Debasis, Reeve Vanneman and Sonalde Desai. 2016. "Adult Mortality in India: The Health-Wealth Nexus."  Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Asso. of American in Washington D.C.

Desai, Sonalde, Amy McLaughlin, Lekha Subaiya and Reeve Vanneman. 2016. "How Do Upper-Middle Class Women Fare in the Rapidly Growing Indian Economy?" Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Asso. of American in Washington D.C.

Desai, Sonalde, Omkar Joshi and Reeve Vanneman. 2016. "Do Public Works Improve Child Education: Evidence from India." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Asso. of American in Washington D.C.

Desai, Sonalde, Reeve Vanneman and Saswathi Natta. 2016. "Parental Social Class and Educational Attainment for Vulnerable Boys and Girls in India." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Asso. of American in Washington D.C.

Desai, Sonalde and Cecily Adams. 2006. “In the Margins: Social Inequality in Children's Educational Outcomes in India.” Presented at the 2006 Meetings of the Population Association of America. Los Angeles, CA.

Desai, Sonalde and James Noon. 2008. “Who Gets Good Jobs? Exploring the Nature of Competition and Social Exclusion in India.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. New Orleans, LA. Abstract

Sen, Mitali and James Noon. 2007. “Living Arrangement: How Does It Relate to the Health of the Elderly in India.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. New York, N.Y.

Spears, Dean and Amit Thorat. 2016. "Caste, Purity and Pollution..." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Asso. of American in Washington D.C.

Subaiya, Lekha, Reeve Vanneman and Sonalde Desai. 2016. "Changes in Empowerment: Women's Decision-Making and Mobility in India." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Asso. of American in Washington D.C.

Thorat, Amit and Reeve Vanneman. 2016. "Demographic Influences..." Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Asso. of American in Washington D.C.

Vanneman, Reeve, Cecily Adams, and Amaresh Dubey. 2007. “Income, Consumption, and Assets in India.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. New York, N.Y. Abstract

Vanneman, Reeve, Kalpana Balakrishna, Douglas Barnes, Kyra Naumoff, Kirk Smith, and R. Uma. 2006. “Measuring Indoor Air Pollution and Lung Functioning in Indian Field Settings.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. Los Angeles, CA.

Zhang, Yabei and Reeve Vanneman. 2008. “Economic Growth and the Environment: A Household Perspective from Cooking Fuel Choices and Indoor Air Pollution.” Presented at the Annual Meetings of the Population Association of America. New Orleans, LA.