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Previous parts of the I4I e-symposium on ‘Covid-19 and mental health’ have discussed the potential adverse effects of school closures on children’s psychological well-being – particularly thos...
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Santanu Mishra (Co-founder and Trustee Smile Foundation) discusses how Covid-related restrictions on movement and social interactions, and complete dependence on adults to create a conducive home envi...
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Ideas to improve the performance of India’s school system, many of which involve the use of information and communication technology, have been proposed and implemented with varying degrees of succe...
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School choice has increased significantly in India – with growth of low-fee private schools – and this is considered important within a market-based approach to schooling. Based on a field study a...
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Right to Education Act, 2009, was designed to provide the right to free, quality school education to all 6-14 year olds in India. This article examines the influence of RTE on the expansion of private...
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...
An important policy question is whether the quality of public schools can be improved enough to effectively increase student outcomes. This article examines the effects of a natural experiment to crea...
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Career paths associated with the study of science vis-à-vis other disciplines in high school, are considered more prestigious and renumerative in India. This article examines the association between ...
Despite public-private initiatives to increase preventive screening for cancer through mobile camps, mortality rates on account of the disease continue to be high. In this post, Ghosh and Sekar discus...
The world has not yet invested in a cadre of trustworthy, community-embedded public health workers who are empowered to undertake their tasks as professionals, despite the lessons from Ebola virus dis...
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Policy discourse in India has steered towards opening the economy in a phased manner to combat the mounting economic distress caused by the lockdown. In this post, Puppala, Gupta, and Sekhri describe ...
Open defecation has been linked to various public health issues and has gained significant policy attention. Nonetheless, research has shown that due to son preference, households in India underinvest...
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It has been suggested that, India could selectively relax the lockdown that has been imposed on it, given its favourable demographic profile. In this post, Ghosh and Pal argue that having a younger po...
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