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Teacher-student gender matching and learning outcomes

Studies have found positive effects of teacher-student gender matching on students’ learning outcomes in certain countries. Based on a theoretical model – tested empirically with survey data from ...

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Preferences or expectations? Understanding the gender gap in choice of college majors

A multidisciplinary literature – mostly focused on the US – shows that choice of majors among college students is gendered, and females are particularly under-represented in math-intensive fields....

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कोविड-19: क्या हम लंबी दौड़ के लिए तैयार हैं? - भाग 2

इस आलेख के पहले भाग में, लेखकों ने भारत में कोविड-19 के प्रति सरकार की प्रतिक्रिया का मार्गदर्शन करने हेतु व्यापक सिफारिशें कीं। इस भाग में, वे पांच ऐसे समूहों की पहचान करते हैं जिनके वर्तमान संकट से ...

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कोविड-19: क्या हम लंबी दौड़ के लिए तैयार हैं? - भाग 1

कोविड-19 के प्रसार की संभावित पुनरावृत्ति को रोकने के लिए यह लॉकडाउन, संभवतः भविष्य में किए जाने वाले कई लॉकडाउन में से पहला हो सकता है, इसलिए नीति निर्माताओं को इससे प्रतिकूल रूप से प्रभावित व्यक्तिय...

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Covid-19: Are we ready for the long haul? - Part II

In Part I of this piece, the authors made broad recommendations to guide the government’s response to Covid-19 in India. In this part, they identify five salient population groups that are particula...

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Covid-19: Are we ready for the long haul? - Part I

As this may be the first of many future lockdowns to stamp out possible repeated outbreaks of Covid-19, policymakers must be prepared to provide relief to adversely affected individuals. With this in ...

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Child health, fertility, and sex ratio: India vs. Bangladesh

Despite having lower per capita income, Bangladesh has superior performance over India on key welfare indicators. This article compares the experiences of India and Bangladesh on several key indicator...

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Self-reported health data: Issues and solutions

Health data from the National Sample Survey shows an increase in morbidity in India over the years. However, given that the data is self-reported, it is difficult to ascertain whether this indeed refl...

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Can MNREGA buffer negative shocks in early childhood?

Exposure to negative shocks such as drought during early childhood is known to have lasting, detrimental effects on human development outcomes. This column examines whether a household’s access to ...

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