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Dean gave an interview to Pragya Singh,  reporter with Outlook Magazine. The interview is based on Dean's recently published commentary in Economic and Political Weekly 'Caste and Life Satisfaction in Rural North India'.  Read the full interview here....Read More..

Do read Nikhil's article on poor public health services in Uttar Pradesh and the struggle of three newborns against neglect in public health facilities, poverty, and disease. This is the first part of a two-part piece. The second part will...Read More..

30,000 babies in UP

Payal Hathi, on February 29th, 2016

  Neonatal mortality is the number of babies, per 1000 live births, that die in the first 28 days of life.  Postneonatal mortality is the number of babies, per 1000 live births, that die between 29 days and a year.  Infant mortality...Read More..

Using government data, policy brief by Accountability Initiative  reports on trends for SBM Gramin along  parameters such as allocations and expenditures, physical progress of toilets built, expenditures incurred under Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities.  The report shows that construction...Read More..

Dean presents at Penn Demography

on February 27th, 2016
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This week, Dean came to Penn's Population Studies Center present his & Mike Geruso's "Neighourhood Sanitation and Infant Mortality" paper. I don't have a photo of Dean presenting, but I did click a photo of him, in the PSC lab, doing two...Read More..

The Global Health Frontiers series on sanitation talks about the effect of poor sanitation on physical and cognitive development of an individual. The film has featured an interview with our MD, Sangita Vyas and Research and Policy Manager, Nikhil Srivastav....Read More..

Dean's new paper on 'Caste and Life Satisfaction' got published in Economic and Political Weekly this week. The paper shows one of the evidence on relevance of caste in North India. Dean has used SQUAT data to show relationship of...Read More..

Rahul Jacob wrote a piece today in the Business Standard, highlighting r.i.c.e.’s research and calling on the government to convince people to use latrines if the SBM is to have any impact on public health, rather than simply meeting latrine...Read More..

Preventing climate change is pro-poor

on December 9th, 2015

Two pieces of news today.  First, a new paper in PNAS by Francis Dennig,  Mark Budolfson, Marc Fleurbaey, Asher Siebert, and Robert H. Socolow: Inequality, climate impacts on the future poor, and carbon prices.  It is available for free at...Read More..

Angus Deaton's Nobel lecture is Tuesday.  You can watch it online here, at the Nobel prize website. The lecture is at 1:30 pm Central European Time.  To make life easier on everyone in r.i.c.e., that's: 6:00 pm here in India,...Read More..

RICE

Today the Indian Express published my op-ed: Question from a future India.  The question I imagine is from the future Indians who will be so profoundly impacted by the decisions at this week's climate summit in Paris: who was politically...Read More..

Dean and Nicholas's new paper in Economics and Human Biology studies the effect of early life health  and adult wages for men in India. Read the full paper here....Read More..

This week, Economic and Political Weekly published my review of Joshua Greene's book Moral Tribes.  The review begins by considering the arguments Greene makes for the implications of moral psychology for ethics: perhaps many of our ethical intuitions are as...Read More..

Diane and I just finished teaching a weeklong workshop at the Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi, where we taught about how to write empirical papers using demographic datasets in Stata.  In particular, we focused on demographic decomposition techniques as a...Read More..

Today, the Economic Times wrote about the findings of an NSSO report on toilet  use. The report reveals that just 46% of toilets built in rural India, and 50% of those built in urban India, are being used. According to ET...Read More..

  Dean's article in Global Nutrition Report's website talks about how measuring open defecation and promoting toilet use in India can help children grow to their full potential. Hence, helping make World Toilet Day a Happy World Toilet Day! Read...Read More..

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