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Alok Kumar - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the pattern and determinants of income risk and expectation in rural India. It uses unique primary survey data eliciting subjective income distribution from households in twelve villages in Bihar. It finds that expected future income is significantly and positively associated...

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– Evidence from an insurgency in India
Heidi Kaila, Saurabh Singhal, Divya Tuteja - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

India has employed a variety of military, political, and economic measures to combat the long running insurgency in Kashmir with little evidence on what contributes to stability in the region. This paper uses a variety of tests to detect structural breaks in the time series for violence over the...

– Are private facilities better?
Sarah Hodin - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring quality of care

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– Clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India
Gaurav Sharma, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Kaveri Haldar, John Bradley, Véronique Filippi - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Objective: To evaluate the quality of essential care during normal labour and childbirth in maternity facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Methods: Between 26 May and 8 July 2015, we used clinical observations to assess care provision for 275 mother–neonate pairs at 26 hospitals. Data on...

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– The relationship between gender and jati in three Indian states
Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar, Vijayendra Rao - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste we find patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to...

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– Experimental evidence on caste and tolerance for teacher absenteeism in India
Prerna Singh, Dean Spears - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This article contributes to the growing scholarship on how ethnic inequality can dampen the provision of public goods and services. On the one hand, it pushes beyond purely economic inequality to include status inequality between population groups. On other hand, it moves away from the...

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Maëlys de La Rupelle, Christelle Dumas - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

One-third of married women are sterilized in India. This is largely due to family planning programs that put a strong emphasis on ‘permanent’ contraceptive methods rather than temporary ones. However, little is known about potential adverse effects on women’s wellbeing. We...

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– clinical observations of uncomplicated births in Uttar Pradesh, India
Gaurav Sharma, Timothy Powell-Jackson, Kaveri Haldar, John Bradley, Véronique Filippi - Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Part of Journal Special Issue Measuring quality of care

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Manoj Mohanan, Soledad Giardili, Veena Das, Tracy L Rabin, Sunil S Raj, Jeremy I Schwartz, Aparna Seth, Jeremy D Goldhaber-Fiebert, Grant Miller, Marcos Vera-Hernández - Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland

Objective To evaluate the impact on the quality of the care provided for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia in Bihar, India, of a large-scale, social franchising and telemedicine programme – the World Health Partners’ Sky Program. Methods We investigated changes associated...

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Carolina Castilla - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Drawing data from the India Human Development Survey 2011 and the year of the first election with reserved seats for women pradhans, I estimate the effect of the Panchayati Raj institutions on age and autonomy over marriage. Results indicate that women in local government decrease the...

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– The possibilities and the realities
Olle Östensson, Anton Löf - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The paper discusses the practical possibilities of achieving increased downstream processing and the policies that are commonly used for this purpose. It reviews the reasons why forward vertical integration is not always an optimal choice for extractive industry companies. It finds little support...

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– A revival is long overdue
Clive Bell - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper makes the case for the systematic appraisal of public sector projects using shadow prices as the signals of social scarcities. In so doing, it attempts to redress the balance between estimating inputs and outputs, central though that task is, and valuing them correctly. The account...

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Utteeyo Dasgupta, Subha Mani, Smriti Sharma, Saurabh Singhal - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

We exploit the variation in the admissions process across colleges of a leading Indian university to estimate the causal effects of enrolling in a selective college on: cognitive attainment using scores on standardized university exams; behavioural preferences such as risk, competitiveness, and...

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Rina Agarwala - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper brings labour back into the literature on legal empowerment against poverty. Employing a historical lens, I outline three waves of legal movements. Each wave is distinguished by its timing, the state-level target, and the actors involved. In all three waves, legal empowerment was...

Katrina Jurva - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Improving the position of women continues to be an important concern in development. As we strive to make better living standards possible for people of all walks of life, we need to identify and meaningfully address problems faced by individuals and groups.  The unfortunate truth is...

– The case of the Assam insurgency
Prakarsh Singh - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Girls in India face many challenges. From the moment they are conceived, they are less likely to be born as compared to boys. This presence of “missing girls” appears to be linked to access to ultrasound technology. Moreover, girls also get breastfed for a shorter duration and get...

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