Skip to content


A New Book by American Researchers Looks at the Open Defecation Menace | Anju Maskeri |

Media1 min read

Rural India's exceptionally high rate of open defecation has much less to do with poverty than social forces. Years of research have been condensed in a book titled, Where India Goes:  Abandoned Toilets, Stunted Development and the Costs of Caste!  The book's authors, Diane Coffey and Dean Spears, hope to get people to start with acknowledging that there is a problem and take it ahead from there.  Read more...


r.i.c.e. is a non-profit research organization focused on health and well-being in India. Our core focus is on children in rural north India. Our research studies health care at the start of life, sanitation, air pollution, maternal health, social inequality, and other dimensions of population-level social wellbeing.

501(c)(3) Status

Privacy Policy

Research Themes

Content by Category

© 2024 r.i.c.e.