Tag Search: “higher education”
Grandads, dads, and sons: Examining multigenerational mobility in India
While studies have examined the association in socioeconomic status between parent and offspring, there has been relatively little research on multigenerational mobility, especially in the developing ...
- Anustup Kundu Kunal Sen
- 05 July, 2021
Does gender (still) determine destiny in India?
Emerging evidence of convergence in educational attainment between girls and boys seems at odds with a large body of research on gender-based discrimination against girls in India. In this context, th...
- M. Shahe Emran Hanchen Jiang Forhad Shilpi
- 21 May, 2021
Matter of mobility: Barriers to women’s work and education, and the dangers at home
As countries across the world implemented lockdowns to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, both women and men have been largely confined to their homes but with differential impacts. In this post, Nikita...
- Nikita Sharma
- 16 March, 2021
‘Missing’ women in economics academia in India
Economics continues to be among the male-dominated disciplines in the US and Europe. Collating and analysing data from India on university faculty, research presentations at a major annual conference,...
- Upasak Das Ambrish Dongre Karan Singhal
- 05 March, 2021
International Women’s Day 2021
8 March is observed across the world as International Women’s Day. This year the theme is “choose to challenge”, focussing on the choice to challenge gender bias and inequality, celebrate women's achi...
- I4I Team
- 03 March, 2021
Caste gaps in behaviour and personality traits: A study of university students
While numerous studies have examined gaps in health and educational outcomes across castes, there is little evidence on caste gaps in behavioural preferences and personality traits. Based on incentivi...
- Utteeyo Dasgupta Subha Mani Smriti Sharma Saurabh Singhal
- 04 December, 2020
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. Bas...
- Aparajita Dasgupta Anisha Sharma
- 23 October, 2020
Disparity in access to quality education and the digital divide
On account of the Covid-19 pandemic, most educational institutions in India have adopted online teaching as a solution to offset huge deficits in instruction hours. However, citizens who do not have d...
- Sabir Ahamed Md. Zakaria Siddiqui
- 09 July, 2020
IGC Panel Discussion on gender and education: From policy to practice
The International Growth Centre, in collaboration with the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), the Gender Resource Centre (GRC), the Women Development Corporation of the Government of Bihar, ...
- Kumar Das Manish Kumar Prasad
- 19 June, 2020
IGC Panel Discussion: Women’s economic empowerment
In December 2019, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC), organised a panel discussion on ‘Women Economic Empowerment: Constraint & Solutions’ in Patna, in collaboration with Asi...
- Shivani Chowdhry Rishabh Mahendra
- 29 April, 2020
Covid-19: Online classes and the digital divide
As the Covid-19 infections rise in India, there is justified pressure to keep universities closed. Online teaching is something many institutions are contemplating, but do the Indian students have the...
- Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay
- 09 April, 2020
Why do parents invest in girls’ education? Evidence from rural India
Adolescent girls in rural Rajasthan frequently leave education early and marry young. This article develops a novel methodology to elicit average parental preferences over a daughter's education and a...
- Abigail Adams Alison Andrew
- 07 August, 2019