Research Area: Gender & Nutrition
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...
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...
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...
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...
Women’s Empowerment in Indian Agriculture: Does Market Orientation of Farming Systems Matter?
Food Security, November 2017
The Role of Agriculture in Women’s Nutrition: Empirical Evidence from India
PLOS One, August 2018
Adapting the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index to Specific Country Context: Insights and Critiques from Fieldwork in India
Global Food Security, Volume 23, Online: September 2019
Women’s Empowerment and Nutrition Status: The Case of Iron Deficiency in India
Food Policy, Online: September 2019
Nutritional Outcomes of Empowerment and Market Integration for Women in Rural India
Food Security, Volume 11, 1243–1256 (2019)
Market Access, Production Diversity, and Diet Diversity: Evidence From India
Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Online: June 2020