Our new paper 'Explicit Prejudice: Evidence from a New Survey' was published in Economic and Political Weekly on 6th January, 2018. The paper uses data from the newly done phone survey by r.i.c.e. called Social Attitudes Research, India (SARI). It...Read More..
Check my new article on ideas for India website. The Public Distribution System plays an important role in the lives of poor people in Jharkhand. They tend to keep their ration cards safely, go to the ration shop every month...Read More..
The hard-working folks at the Demographic and Health Surveys and the International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai have the perfect new year gift for researchers in India: the new round of the India's DHS, also called NFHS - 4 (2015-16)....Read More..
I was greatly saddened to hear about Uwe Reinhardt’s passing on Monday, November 13, 2017. For those who may not be familiar with him, Uwe was the James Madison Professor of Political Economy and professor of economics and public affairs...Read More..
Hat tip to r.i.c.e. board member Avinash Kishore for noticing this article in the Hindustan Times: "In Telangana’s Karimnagar, police deploy drone to stop open defecation." Two quotations from the article: "Ironically, almost all the houses in these colonies have...Read More..
You can read the whole review at this link. Here is a quotation: "Researchers Diane Coffey and Dean Spears have written a book that is important, timely, and easy to read. It argues that caste is the biggest stumbling block...Read More..
If there is one thing you will read today, let it be this interview of Bezwada Wilson by Vidya Subrahmaniam of The Hindu Center in The Wire. Bezwada Wilson and Vidya Subrahmaniam discuss some of rice's sanitation research, but more...Read More..
- Topics: Pollution
My paper with Aashish, "Health externalities of India's expansion of coal plants: Evidence from a national panel of 40,000 households," is now available open access at JEEM at this link. Here's the abstract: Coal power generation is expanding rapidly in...Read More..
If you are in Delhi on Oct 25th, please mark your calendars for a book discussion of Where India Goes with IIT Delhi's Ambedkar Study Circle at 2:30pm in LH 308. Dean and I are really looking forward to it!...Read More..
We wanted to share this interesting article by Manini Chatterjee that came out in The Telegraph today. Manini has talked about how the SBM fails to address the root causes of poor sanitation in India. SBM, as a sanitation campaign,...Read More..
r.i.c.e. is delighted to share that our execuitive Director, Diane Coffey, will be presenting a paper 'Measuring Explicit Prejudice: Findings from Social Attitudes Research, India' on 10th October at the seminar talks in IIT, Delhi . The paper has...Read More..
Congratulations to Jean Drèze on the launch of his new book, Sense and Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone. The book was just launched in a lovely outdoor ceremony in Ranikhet, Uttarkhand. You can read about on the permanent black publishing...Read More..
This blog post was written by Sapna Gopal and was originally published at India Climate Dialogue: If India reduced its air pollution to comply with the air quality standard of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Indians could live about four...Read More..
What fraction of sexual violence in India is within marriages?: Media coverage of research by Aashish Gupta
In most countries around the world, marital rape may be prosecuted (see box 11 on page 113 of this UN report). But in India, marital rape is not classified as a crime. Recently the Government of India filed an affidavit...Read More..
We were very happy to find three reviews of Where India Goes in various corners of the internet and we wanted to share them with you! The first is by Raghunath Nageswaran at Youth ki Awaas. It provides a great...Read More..
The book and the SQUAT survey are both quoted in an article in the Asia section of this week's issue of The Economist: "Indian officials are humiliating people who defecate outdoors: Building lots of toilets does not guarantee they will...Read More..