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Much of my work these days has been about the importance of sanitaiton for children's health and growth into tall, smart adults. This is especially important in India, where over half of housholds do not use toilets or latrines. The...Read More..

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Sometimes, when people think of how to address poor health in India, they think of expanding access to health care. But, as this new study published in Health Affairs recently by Jishnu Das, Alaka Holla, Veena Das, Manoj Mohanan, Diana...Read More..

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Introducing the NIMNS data!

By Diane Coffey, on December 6th, 2012

We are proud to announce that the data from the Northwest India Migration and NREGA Study have been posted under the data tab for public use. Check it out for more information! We would especially like to thank Professor Pulugurtha...Read More..

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Helping people is hard

By Diane Coffey, on December 5th, 2012

I came across this article in the New York Times a couple of days ago. In brief, it is a follow up on a previous article that reports on Officer DePrimo, of the New York City police force, who purchased...Read More..

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Happy world toilet day!

By Dean Spears, on November 19th, 2012

November 19th is World Toilet Day: http://www.worldtoiletday.org/   I confess I don't know where the $1 to $5 comes from, and I wouldn't focus on respiratory infections, but instead chronic intestinal disease keeping children from growing healthy, tall, and smart...Read More..

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rice campaign update: one-third there!

By r.i.c.e., on November 10th, 2012
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As you probably already know, rice is in the midst of a special fundraising campaign. If we can secure pledges for around $1,200 a month by the beginning of 2013, then an important, large donor is likely to multiply that...Read More..

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Milk and babies

By Diane Coffey, on November 7th, 2012

Milk and babies seem like things that go together. It turns out that many rural Indian moms think so too. Here is a graph of the fraction of rural infants under 1 year of age who were fed cow’s milk...Read More..

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So many of you have been kind enough to tell us that, when rice is ready and needs it, you’ll be ready to help. That time has now come. In the past year, we have produced leading research about the...Read More..

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EPW: Toilets can be temples

By Dean Spears, on October 19th, 2012

Economic and Political Weekly argues that "Indians have to accept that sanitation is not a dirty word." http://www.epw.in/editorials/toilets-can-be-temples.html All of this comes out of the "Nirmal Bharat Yatra" -- a cross-country trip intended to raise awareness and support for the...Read More..

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Check out this video of Diane and Dean's mentor and friend, Dr. Jeff Hammer. Jeff is a professor in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. He presented his insights about health care in India at a conference at Columbia...Read More..

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We're excited to announce that rice will be hosting a conference in Delhi in the summer of 2013, along with our partners, the World Bank Water and Sanitation Programme, SHARE at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and...Read More..

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An editorial in today’s Economic Times – a leading Indian newspaper – cited rice’s research to make an important point. Open defecation is not merely a health problem. Because early life disease keeps children from growing into tall adults and...Read More..

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rice is hiring!

By r.i.c.e., on October 8th, 2012
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Come work with us at rice! We are currently hiring for three positions: Economics post-doctoral research scholar Field survey manager Research assistants Learn more at the jobs link at the top of the page....Read More..

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On what doesn’t happen

By Diane Coffey, on September 16th, 2012
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Today's New York Times has an op-ed about India reminding us that our intuition isn't always right about what's going to help poor people. This important fact merits rehearsal. The article is, of course, imperfect: to fit into a newspaper...Read More..

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An oldie but a goodie

By Diane Coffey, on September 15th, 2012

Today, as I'm working on an extended abstract for a project about women's status and child health in India, I've been reviewing this wonderful 1996 essay written three UNICEF affiliates. I honestly can't remember if I've posted this before, but...Read More..

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Eating medicine

By Diane Coffey, on August 24th, 2012

Here, the minute you mention to people that you aren’t feeling well, they ask, “did you take medicine?” Actually, the direct translation of the question would be: “did you eat medicine?” I’m not a huge fan of taking medication, so,...Read More..

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