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Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar, Vijayendra Rao - Oxford University Press, 2018
– The possibilities and the realities
Olle Östensson, Anton Löf - Oxford University Press, 2018

From the book: Extractive Industries

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Faraz Usmani, Marc Jeuland, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Interventions in remote, rural settings face high transaction costs. We develop a model of household decision-making to evaluate how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) address these implementation-related challenges and influence intervention effectiveness. To test our model’s...

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Thushyanthan Baskaran, Sonia Bhalotra, Brian Min, Yogesh Uppal - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last 20 years. While there is evidence that raising the share of women politicians has substantive impacts on the composition of government spending, there is scarcely any evidence of how it influences...

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– An RIF decomposition approach
Carlos Gradín - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite the relevance of geographical disparities in India, earnings inequality occurs mostly within states, but with a broad range of variability in its levels. We investigate the sources of such variability using RIF decompositions of the inequality gaps between most populous states and India...

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– Evidence from Indian experience
Pinaki Chakraborty, Shatakshi Garg - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the patterns and trends in inter-state migration across Indian states and observes that migration is affected by demographic profile as well as the fiscal profile of states. Econometric estimation suggests that level of vertical federal transfers and its horizontal...

– Evidence from Delhi University colleges
Smriti Sharma, Saurabh Singhal, Subha Mani, Utteeyo Dasgupta - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

College is an important milestone in life that is believed to develop several aspects of an individual's human capital, broadly defined to include both cognitive and socio-emotional traits. Consequently, there is great emphasis on obtaining admission into a more selective college. This column...

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Sowmya Dhanaraj, Vidya Mahambare - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates if residing in a joint family affects non-farm employment for married women in rural India. Our estimates based on a longitudinal survey of over 27000 women conducted in 2005 and 2012, and using the conditional logistic regression and instrumental variable approach suggest...

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Nishant Chadha, Bharti Nandwani - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we study the impact of ethnic fragmentation on the provision of private and public schools, separately. The distinction is made because the two types of schools have different objective functions, a factor which can influence the relationship between ethnic fragmentation and public...

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Alok Kumar - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the pattern and determinants of income risk and expectation in rural India. It uses unique primary survey data eliciting subjective income distribution from households in twelve villages in Bihar. It finds that expected future income is significantly and positively associated...

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– Evidence from an insurgency in India
Heidi Kaila, Saurabh Singhal, Divya Tuteja - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

India has employed a variety of military, political, and economic measures to combat the long running insurgency in Kashmir with little evidence on what contributes to stability in the region. This paper uses a variety of tests to detect structural breaks in the time series for violence over the...

– Are private facilities better?
Sarah Hodin - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring quality of care

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India
Gaurav Sharma, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Kaveri Haldar, John Bradley, Véronique Filippi - Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring quality of care

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– Clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India
Gaurav Sharma, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Kaveri Haldar, John Bradley, Véronique Filippi - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To evaluate the quality of essential care during normal labour and childbirth in maternity facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Methods: Between 26 May and 8 July 2015, we used clinical observations to assess care provision for 275 mother–neonate pairs at 26 hospitals. Data on...

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– The relationship between gender and jati in three Indian states
Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar, Vijayendra Rao - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste we find patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to...

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– Experimental evidence on caste and tolerance for teacher absenteeism in India
Prerna Singh, Dean Spears - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This article contributes to the growing scholarship on how ethnic inequality can dampen the provision of public goods and services. On the one hand, it pushes beyond purely economic inequality to include status inequality between population groups. On other hand, it moves away from the...

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