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Nazar Khalid

Research Fellow

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Nazar is a PhD student in Demography at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his MA and MPhil in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University.  His research interests include poverty, inequality, health, education and social and economic mobility.

With r.i.c.e., he has managed a phone survey that measures discrimination against women, Dalits, and Muslims, and a household panel survey about sanitation behaviour in rural north India.  He is currently investigating why households find it difficult to switch to clean fuel use despite benefits for health.

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Webinar on 'Gender and mental health in Bihar and India: Developing tools for effective measurement'

By Nazar Khalid, on June 24th, 2020

r.i.c.e is delighted to invite everyone for a webinar titled 'Gender and mental health in Bihar and India: Developing tools for effective measurement' The webinar is being organized in collaboration with the International Growth Centre (IGC). Agenda: This webinar will shareRead More..

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Check out Lovey's photo essay on Barriers to Clean Fuel Use published in EPW!

By Nazar Khalid, on June 20th, 2020

The Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojna reportedly provided 80 million households in India with LPG connection by the end of 2019. However, recent studies have found that access to LPG cylinder hasn’t led to a proportionate increase in the LPG useRead More..

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Where India Goes named among best non-fiction books of the decade by The Hindu

By Nazar Khalid, on January 2nd, 2020

Diane and Dean's book Where India Goes: Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste has been named among the best non-fiction books the decade by The Hindu. Reviewing for The Hindu, Uma Mahadevan Dasgupta observes, "This is aRead More..

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Measuring open defecation in India using survey questions: evidence from a randomized survey experiment published in BMJ Open

By Nazar Khalid, on October 10th, 2019

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 inRead More..