Notes from the Webinar on ‘Gender and Mental Health in Bihar and India: Developing tools for effective measurement’
r.i.c.e, in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC), organised a webinar titled “Gender and Mental Health in Bihar and India: Developing tools for effective measurement”. The webinar covered recent research on mental health along various dimensions, including the measurement of mental health through the use of phone surveys, the prevalence of poor mental health among marginalized groups, mental distress due to discrimination and exclusion in higher education, and the mental health consequences of gender discrimination in the home.
Here is the list of topics covered, links to speakers’ presentation and papers for those interested in exploring the issue.
Diane Coffey: Diane’s presentation was titled “Measurement of population mental health: Evidence from a mobile phone survey”. She discussed the feasibility of measuring mental health in population-based mobile phone surveys and which questions are best suited to the phone survey medium. Slides from her presentation can be accessed here. You can read the full paper here.
Aashish Gupta: Aashish’s presentation was titled “Caste, religion, and mental health in India”. His research presents population-level evidence that Dalits and Muslims have worse mental health in India. His findings point towards the need for stronger stances against discrimination and violence....Read More..