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BMJ Open published "Measuring open defecation in India using survey questions: evidence from a randomized survey experiment"  co-authored by  Sangita, Nikhil, Dean and Diane (with Divya Mary, Neeta Goel, Sujatha Srinivasan, Ajaykumar Tannirkulam and Radu Ban). Reducing open defecation in...Read More..

 Alex Tabarrok, a professor of economics at the George Mason University, recently reviewed Dean’s latest book Air: Pollution, Climate Change and India's Choice Between Policy and Pretence on his blog Marginal Revolution. He lauds Dean’s efforts in ‘accurately explain[g] academic...Read More..

Hindustan Times recently published a review of Dean's new book AIR: Pollution, Climate Change and India's Choice Between Policy and Pretense by Sudhirendar Sharma.  Some excerpts from the review: "Air provides a nuanced understanding on air pollution and the country’s deep...Read More..

Sangita and Aashish's article addresses some popular myths around the use of traditional chulha (earthen/brick stove) and why there is a reluctance to switch over to LPG stoves. This reluctance is observed even when LPG stove protects from several harmful...Read More..

Population and Environment recently published Aashish's new research titled "Where there is smoke: Solid Fuel externalities, gender, and adult respiratory health in India." This paper studies the determination of respiratory health in India using data on lung obstruction from the...Read More..

For the past three years, r.i.c.e. has been collaborating with 3ie on supporting projects that are testing different strategies for promoting the use of simple pit latrines in rural India. Four teams, comprised of researchers and implementation agencies, came up...Read More..

Sangita is among the two winners of the Parker Frisbie Publications Award for this year.  The award committee had following to say about her paper: "Her impressive paper, “The child health impacts of coal: evidence from India’s coal expansion,” examines...Read More..

New SARI datasets!

Diane Coffey, on July 18th, 2019
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I am so pleased to announce the release of three new SARI datasets from Maharasthra, Jharkhand, and Bihar! You can download the data here after entering your name, email address, and occupation. Please join me in congratulating Payal, Nazar, and...Read More..

Dean, Diane, Sangita and Nikhil feature in a video project by Chandrakant Agame at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, as part of his work as the Literature Secretary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Anniversary Committee. In this video celebrating the...Read More..

Dean's new book on air pollution and climate change, "Air: Pollution, Climate Change, and India's Choice Between Policy and Pretence," is out!  You can get a Kindle copy here and a print copy here. Please share it widely online and...Read More..

A new research paper by Diane, Payal and Dean that studies people's willingness to sacrifice to achieve climate mitigation is out now! Using representative data from round 2 of the Social Attitudes Research, India (SARI), this paper finds that people...Read More..

N-ISSUP, the online magazine of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, published a short article based on Diane’s paper “The association between neonatal death and facility birth in regions of India” published in the Demographic Research. The...Read More..

RICE

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgU4YqowiGA&feature=youtu.be[/embed] The Wire covered r.i.c.e’s new research on the persistence of solid fuel use despite increases in LPG ownership[report runs from 00 to 4:30 mins]. Here are some points covered in the bulletin: The Pradhanmantri Ujjawal Yojna is often presented...Read More..

Exposure to air pollution has important consequences for public health. Several studies have held that a major source of air pollution exposure in rural India is the use of solid fuels, such as dung cakes and wood, for cooking and...Read More..

The India Forum- a Journal Magazine on Contemporary Issues published our article “ Coercion, Construction, and 'ODF Paper pe': Swachha Bharat According to Local Officials." This article is based on extensive qualitative interviews with government officials at the village and...Read More..

We are excited to announce that the data from our new survey on the status of rural sanitation and solid fuel use is publicly available now. The survey visited rural parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in...Read More..

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