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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Research Area: Gender & Nutrition

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Three Essays On Agriculture – Nutrition Linkages: Women’s Iron Status and Empowerment In Agriculture In Chandrapur, India

Cornell University, 2016 Abstract: Agriculture based approaches are increasingly being propagated for tackling micronutrient malnutrition. Women constitute 30% of the agricultural labor force in India. However very little research has systematically examined the connection between farming systems and the status of women, that is their level...
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Changes in Men’s and Women’s Economic Roles in Rural Indian Households, 2009-2014

Cornell University, 2019 Abstract: The purpose of my dissertation research is to examine the effect of men’s non-farm employment on women’s economic roles in rural India, as mediated by class, caste, and education. The main hypothesis of my dissertation is that changes in men’s time-allocation towards...
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Pathways from Agriculture to Nutrition in India: The Role of Women’s Time Trade-Offs and Empowerment

Cornell University, 2019 Abstract: Agriculture plays a key role in improving nutrition as a significant proportion of the malnourished population lives in rural areas and depends on smallholder agriculture for their sustenance. About 30 percent of the labor force in agriculture in India are women, and...
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Essays On K-12 Education in Developing Countries – Causes, Consequences and Impediments

Cornell University, 2019 Abstract: This dissertation focusses on the causes and consequences of low human capital accumulation among children and adolescents in developing countries in Asia and Africa. My analysis is divided into three separate papers that explore different aspects of this research agenda. Broadly, chapter...